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Rogers, Y. HCI Theory: Classical, Modern and Contemporary. Part III

The fifth chapter (Modern theories) of the book covers cognitive approaches that differed from traditional cognitive psychology, as well as social approaches that emerged as reactions against dominant cognitive approaches. In addition activity theory and grounded theory are handled as … Continue reading

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Blythe, M. & Monk, A. Notes Towards an Ethnography of Domestic Technology. Designing Interactive Systems DIS2002. 276-281.

The paper reports findings of an ethnographic study of domestic technology. As a research method, authors have used something called technology biography. Technology biography includes: 1) a technology tour of participants homes, 2) last times questions about participants technology usage, … Continue reading

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Dourish, P. (2004) Where the Action Is: The Foundations of Embodied Interaction. Chapter 3. Social Computing. pp 55-97.

The third chapter of the book focuses on the second basis for embodied interaction approach/paradigm, i.e. social computing. By social computing Dourish means “the application of sociological understanding to the design of interactive systems”. Sociology is a broad field. Thus … Continue reading

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