Design isn't a shape and it hasn't got a centre: Thinking BIG about post-centric interaction design

Gilbert Cockton

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    In this paper in support of a keynote presentation at MIDI 2013, I compare three major design paradigms and their commitments to 'centric' design activities through analyses of their Abstract Design Situations, which differ in their commitment to making and co-ordinating various types of design choices. Combining existing design paradigms provides new post-centric opportunities for design that are Balanced, Integrative and Generous (BIG). To realise these opportunities in design work, we need to provide support via re-usable resources, and guidance on development and use of local resources to realise a balanced range of integrated functions. Abstract Design Situations and Resource Functions are core concepts within the Working to Choose (W2C) framework, a systematic conceptual structure that supports analysis, assessment and improvement of design work.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2013
    EventMIDI '13 - International Conference on Multimedia, Interaction, Design and Innovation - Warsaw, Poland
    Duration: 1 Jun 2013 → …


    ConferenceMIDI '13 - International Conference on Multimedia, Interaction, Design and Innovation
    Period1/06/13 → …

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