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Now the course will shift with emphasis on skills and prototyping in a variety of dimensions (e.g. paper, lo/hi-fi, experience..). We will still be connecting this portion of the course to our earlier discussions on theories (e.g. hermeneutics,  phenomenology, etc..). Examples of Prototyping (that is, particular portions of these phenomena): processes sequences conceptual models/frameworks interfaces…

Read more Lecuture Live Blog 03.18.2008

Humans become accessories to the machine Four problems with rationalism in HCI idealizes computing, not seen in use users become accessories t othe machine (nbearers of mental models, informaiton processing devices) Computers in use is what we care about, rather than computers in the abstract. Rationalist approaches are not always good at getting at this.…

Read more Lecture Live Blog 03.06.08

Kengo Kuma, Tea room building as a critical act the construction of the building out of paper is a critique of human spaces and the effect of these spaces on human interaction and condition tea space is built according to the scale of a human (rather than scale of a car, etc..) a notion of…

Read more Lecture Live Blog 03.04.2008

The critique assignment is due by midnight, February 29 (thank leap year!). make your writing concise and don’t go too much over the word limit iterate on your ideas throughout the process from constructing your outline to written drafts use the writing tutorial services , number = 812-855-6738 Critical reflection on the course: We began…

Read more 02.28.2008 Lecture–Critical Review

Don’t just be a passive receptor.  In order to engage, interpret, and generally get the knowledge from these readings you should consider: Doing the readings. If you can’t do the readings. Do a half-ass job at the readings. When you read alone, you make connections to what you’re doing in your own life (e.g. research…

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