The digital music box: Using cultural and critical theory to inform design

Mark A. Blythe*

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Abstract

This work draws on studies which explore resistance to the music industry's construal of copying music files as theft. Following a previous ethnography on participants."Technology Scruples" it considers the issue as a design challenge rather than a legal problem. Drawing on critical theory it considers how value might be added to digital music by embedding it in artifacts. Three product design students were briefed to create concept designs for.digital music boxes. that would contain and display particular back catalogues of music. The paper reflects on their sketches and models and argues that critical theory can inform new approaches to design work.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2007, CHI 2007 Extended Abstracts
Place of PublicationNew York, NY, United States
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages2297-2302
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)1595936424, 9781595936424
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 Apr 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event25th SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2007, CHI 2007 - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: 28 Apr 20073 May 2007

Publication series

NameConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings

Conference

Conference25th SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2007, CHI 2007
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA
Period28/04/073/05/07

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