Activity and designing pleasurable interaction with everyday artifacts

Popovic, Vesna (2002) Activity and designing pleasurable interaction with everyday artifacts. In Green, William & Jordan, Patrick (Eds.) Pleasure with products : beyond usability. Taylor and Francis (CRC Press), United Kingdom, London, pp. 367-376.

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The paper addresses some issue of pleasurable interaction with everyday artifacts. It covers artifacts and their contextual environment of interaction. It stands on the premise that dynamic interaction between human–artifacts and their contextual environment is essential. Its theoretical construct is based on Popper’s theory of objective knowledge. The paper suggests an approach for user – designer – artifact interaction that is able to support the design of everyday artifacts to be pleasurable to use. It emphasises that the activity and user-artifact interaction are the foci of the design.

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ID Code: 1431
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: activity, contextual environment, users, designers, interactivity, knowledge
ISBN: 0415237041
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > DESIGN PRACTICE AND MANAGEMENT (120300) > Design Innovation (120302)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Design
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2002 Taylor and Francis (CRC Press)
Deposited On: 10 Apr 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2011 12:43

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