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Brix, A 2009, ‘Does user-driven design drive design-driven users?: Reflections on the conceptual framing of user informed design processes’, Seoul, South Korea, 30-06-10,

Brix’s article challenges the idea that user-centered approach to design is required in order to ensure usable designs. While the article agrees that involving users to design process is one way to do design, it challenges the dominance of user-driven … Continue reading

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Michl, J. On Seeing Design as Redesign: An Exploration of a Neglected Problem in Design Education. Scandinavian Journal of Design History 12, 2002: 7-23.

Michl argues that there is something fundamentally wrong in word/concept of ‘design’. According to him, the term ‘design’ emphasizes design activity as a creative action of a individual to create something new from scratch. This perspective is very naive. Nothing … Continue reading

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Wright et al. (2006) User Experience and the Idea of Design in HCI

Wright et al. argue for new approaches for ideas of design in HCI based on the evolving concept of user. The proposition of the article is twofold: 1) there is a need for design-as-craft approach for complementing prevailing design-as-engineering approach, … Continue reading

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