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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.

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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 already before they exists and they can also be … Continue reading

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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.

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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 an illusion. The chapter starts with a thought provoking … Continue reading

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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.

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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 looking into how ‘species’ of artifacts interact. In practice … Continue reading

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Cross, N. Designerly Ways of Knowing: Design Discipline Versus Design Science. Design Issues 17(3), 2001. pp. 49-55.

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The article represents a historical walkthrough of science in and about design. The author identifies different approaches and time periods during which ‘scientification’ of design has been tried. The relationship between science and design is still anything but clear and … Continue reading

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Wright, P. & McCarthy, J. Empathy and Experience in HCI. CHI 2008 Proceedings. 637-646.

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The article takes Winograd’s legendary suggestion (in 1996) for the theme for next generation of software design & HCI, i.e. ‘designing for the full range of human experience’, as a starting point and then reviews emerging UX methodologies from a … 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.

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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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