On Legitimacy: Designer as minor scientist

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User experience research has recently been characterized in two camps, model-based and design-based, with contrasting approaches to measurement and evaluation. This paper argues that the two positions can be constructed in terms of Deleuze & Guattari’s “royal science” and “minor science”. It is argued that the “reinvention” of cultural probes is an example of a minor scientific methodology reconceptualised as a royal scientific “technology”. The distinction between royal and minor science provides insights into the nature of legitimacy within.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2013
EventCHI 2013 (ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems) - Paris
Duration: 28 Apr 2013 → …


ConferenceCHI 2013 (ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems)
Period28/04/13 → …
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