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Tenopir, C. and King, D. W. (2004) The engineering profession and communication, chapter 4 in Communication Patterns of Engineers, Wiley, Hoboken, NJ, USA

The chapter starts with a statement that typically engineers need more information than they generate. Interesting is that in previous chapter it was stated that the engineers spend more time outputting

Continue reading...Tenopir, C. and King, D. W. (2004) The engineering profession and communication, chapter 4 in Communication Patterns of Engineers, Wiley, Hoboken, NJ, USA

Tenopir, C. and King, D. W. (2004) A communications framework for engineers, chapter 3 in Communication Patterns of Engineers, Wiley, Hoboken, NJ, USA

Tenopir and King present a short literature review on engineering communication channels. Engineers spend more time “outputting” information than “inputting” information. In fact, the literature review shows that engineers spend more

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K. Krippendorff. Meaning of artifacts in language.Chapter four of The Semantic Turn: A New Foundation for Design. Taylor & Francis Group. 2006. pp. 147-176.

The fourth chapter approaches the meaning of artifacts from the perspective of language. From this perspective the use of artifacts is only a small part of their life. Artifacts are discussed

Continue reading...K. Krippendorff. Meaning of artifacts in language.Chapter four of The Semantic Turn: A New Foundation for Design. Taylor & Francis Group. 2006. pp. 147-176.

K. Krippendorff. Meanings in the lives of artifacts. Chapter five of The Semantic Turn: A New Foundation for Design. Taylor & Francis Group. 2006. pp. 177-191.

In chapter five, Krippendorff analyses how the meaning of artifacts change during their life cycles. For Krippendorff, the traditional life cycle of an artifact (design, production, use, retirement) is however almost

Continue reading...K. Krippendorff. Meanings in the lives of artifacts. Chapter five of The Semantic Turn: A New Foundation for Design. Taylor & Francis Group. 2006. pp. 177-191.

K. Krippendorff. Meaning in an ecology of artifacts. Chapter six of The Semantic Turn: A New Foundation for Design. Taylor & Francis Group. 2006. pp. 193-205.

The sixth chapter of the book addresses how products link together meaningfully and form an ecology. The concept of ecology is borrowed from biology. An ecological approach to analyzing technology means

Continue reading...K. Krippendorff. Meaning in an ecology of artifacts. Chapter six of The Semantic Turn: A New Foundation for Design. Taylor & Francis Group. 2006. pp. 193-205.

Bodker, K. & Strandgaard, P. Workplace Cultures: Looking at Artifacts, Symbols and Practices. In Greenbaum, J. & Kyng, M. (eds.) Design at Work: Co-operative Design of Computer Systems. 1991. pp. 121-136.

The article explains a cultural studies informed approach on doing user research in work context. The authors see workplaces as individual cultures which values and beliefs have grown out of experiences

Continue reading...Bodker, K. & Strandgaard, P. Workplace Cultures: Looking at Artifacts, Symbols and Practices. In Greenbaum, J. & Kyng, M. (eds.) Design at Work: Co-operative Design of Computer Systems. 1991. pp. 121-136.

IMP Group, (1982)International Marketing and Purchasing of Industrial goods -An interaction approach, Chapter 2 An interaction approach

This chapter of the book presents the interaction model and it four basic elements: the interaction process, the participants, the environment and the atmosphere. Chapter focuses on th decription of buyer-seller

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Dourish, P. (2004) Where the Action Is: The Foundations of Embodied Interaction. Chapter 4. “Being-in-the-World”: Embodied Interaction. pp 99-126.

The fourth chapter of the book defines the concept of embodied interaction and brings together the themes of social and tangible computing through a quite heavy philosophical discussion.

The

Continue reading...Dourish, P. (2004) Where the Action Is: The Foundations of Embodied Interaction. Chapter 4. “Being-in-the-World”: Embodied Interaction. pp 99-126.