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Button, G. (1993) The Curious Case of The Vanishing Technology. In Technology in Working Order: Studies of Work, Interaction, and Technology, Graham Button (ed), Routledge, London, pp 10-28.

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Button’s article is about probems in sociological research in studying technology. The main argument is that too often and too easily a study about technology turns out to be a study about a social phenomenon on a technology platform. Button … Continue reading

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Oudshoorn & Pinch (2008) User-Technology Relationships: Some Recent Developments, In Hackett et al. (eds.) The Handbook of Science and Technology Studies (3rd ed).

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The chapter gives an overview of research about user-technology relationships in the field of science and technology studies. The areas reviewed include innovation studies (especially von Hippel’s lead users), sociology of technology (especially social construction of technology), feminist studies of … Continue reading

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Winograd, T. (1997) The Design of Interaction

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“The Design of Interaction” is an interesting essay by Terry Winograd. The essay is pulished in a book titled “Beyond Calculation: The Next Fifty Years of Computing”, which was part of  ACM’s 50th birthday celebrations. In the book leading experts … Continue reading

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Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (1990) – Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience

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This review focuses more on the beginning of the book, especially on the chapter III State of flow experience – Attention is freely invested into achieving goals making boring routines become purposeful and enjoyable. Self grow/complex self: Differentiation: movement towards … Continue reading

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Patrick Jordan, Chapter “The Four Pleasures”. In: Designing Pleasurable Products (2000).

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Different pleasures introduced in the chapter: Jordan: Three different types of pleasure with products: The emotional, hedonic and practical benefits associated with products. Pleasure with products comes from the relationship between a person and a product. Therefore pleasurability is not … Continue reading

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Ehn, P. & Kyng, M. (1991) Cardboard Computers: Mocking-it-up or Hands-on the Future

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Ehn and Kyng are pioneers of participatory design. Article “Cardboard Computers” is a HCI classic. The article describes a project where newspaper professionals (maker-ups) initialized a project to look for alternative solutions for existing computer page makeup solutions. The computer … Continue reading

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