This juried alt.chi paper argues that philosophy can seed HCI innovations. Recent developments in ontology open up novel methodological opportunities. Alain Badiou's situational ontology breaks an apparent impasse between essentialism and relationalism. For Badiou, the essence of any entity is a multiplicity formed from what is counted-as-one, but its parts bring potentials for change. These can exploited through the concept of design situations that contain infinite opportunities for designing as connecting. Far from being a barren abstraction, this opens up new spaces for demonstrable practical methodological innovation in Interaction Design.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of CHI '10: CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems [Atlanta, GA, 10-15 April 2010]|
|Place of Publication||New York|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 2010|
|Event||CHI EA '10: Proceedings of the 28th of the international conference extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems - |
Duration: 1 Apr 2010 → …
|Conference||CHI EA '10: Proceedings of the 28th of the international conference extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems|
|Period||1/04/10 → …|