The Value of Things: Cultural Context in the Design of Digital Materiality
2012 (English)In: Proceedings of the 7th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction: Making Sense Through Design, New York: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2012, 751-756 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
With the diffusion of computing in all areas of everyday life comes a need for re-thinking the design process in order to account for the changing meaning of digital technologies. This paper argues that there is a need to factor the cultural value that digital artifacts get assigned by users into the design process. Therefore a theoretical framework is developed that builds on phenomenology and Bourdieu's concept of habitus. Main objective is thereby to connect the individual experience with a cultural context and connect micro- and macro-perspective. This framework then builds the foundation for a model that accounts for the heterogeneity of values that artifacts get assigned.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2012. 751-756 p.
Design research, phenomenology, ubiquitous computing, experiential computing, materiality
Human Aspects of ICT
Research subject Human-Computer Interaction
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-191831DOI: 10.1145/2399016.2399132ISBN: 978-1-4503-1482-4OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-191831DiVA: diva2:587284
NordiCHI 2012, 14th-17th October, 2012, Copenhagen, DENMARK