Phenomenology

I got a question from today’s lecture, and tried to answer them by myself, however, I don’t know if my understanding is correct or not, and hope someone, for example Jeff could help ^_^ about “Connotation”: If connotation associates with emotional things and is “subjective”, what is the relationship between connotation and “horizons” in phenomenology?…

Read more Questions about concepts from structuralism and phenomenology

I guess the most educational part for me in this class is the phenomenological perspective. I have to confess that I was not a very understanding person before. I often got caught in arguments with other people. When other people didn’t think the same way as I thought, my instinct was to take his view…

Read more anti-structuralism: Oh, I think I have been used to phenomenological thinking

A friend of mine recently entered into the following conversation with another individual. The results of which I think are interesting and worthy of at least a brief analysis. I have taken the liberty of anonymizing everything to make sure nobody gets hurt (namely, me). The friend in question sent an inquisitive message about an…

Read more Structural Analysis Please!

While thinking about the strengths and weaknesses of the phenomenological, hermeneutic, and structuralists approaches (which I never got too far with), I was thinking about “What would be an example of structuralist design methodology?” Today I found this pretty cool article (link via putting people first) that mapped the different use-centered design research approaches. Not…

Read more Structuralist Design Methodology

Worst case scenario: Ethnomethodology fails because you can’t dive into the users’ culture for a year and even if you could, first you’d have to acquire all of their special training, education, experience, etc. Ethnomethodological phenomenology fails because you might ask the user the wrong kinds of “why” questions, or ask them the wrong way,…

Read more WWJD (What Would Jeff Do) ?

I have a question about structuralism. Suppose you and I are part of the code. We understand the relationship between a signifier and a signified. Can we say that we share similar lifeworlds, horizons and assumptions?

  Half of semester I feel the collision of phenomenology and my mind. When I tried to collect all the reading material,  I found a strange phenomena that the papers I printed out have lot of underlined and notes. And they are still in my mind. But those of papers I read on computer screen…

Read more Reflection on pre-writing

We experience being-in-the-digital-world as distinct from being-in-the-physical-world. For example, we experience the existence of a pdf text as different from a physical text, even when the two text contain the exact same words. Not all digital things have such a close physical analogue as in the digital text/physical text example. For example websites, IDEs, word…

Read more prewriting: digital being v. physical being