Phenomenology

Shkiwoora, Gohey (杉浦康平) who is a graphic designer in Japan, studied the schematization of human sense in order to have an insight of the world. In general, the schematization of information system is based on expressing time, number, or space. His schematization, however, pursued some things different beyond the elements. He studied how to map…

Read more Is this world hybrid culture?

I’m afraid I can only briefly discuss how Manovich and Stolterman might fit into Phenomenology and Structuralism before confusion completely takes over. And I can only do that much… with a little help from my friends. For instance, I have a hard time labeling Stolterman. But I know that last week he said that if…

Read more Manovich vs. Stolterman / Phenomenology vs. Structuralism / Jordan vs. Confusion

For the first time this semester I left a T/Th class session without cognitive overload. Things are coming together, but I’m not sure I’m there yet. Please help fill in the gaps. I’m OK with not knowing where we’re going yet, but I would really like to figure out how we got here. So here’s…

Read more How did we get here in HCI?

Relation of phenomenology to hermeneutics. For the purposes of this class, you can confuse them. Hermeneutics originally started as a exercise in biblical exegesis (very accurate reading, getting it right). Philology emerged as a practice of linguistic study, history of linguistics, etc. Hermeneutics came about as a strategy to “closely read” the Bible in order…

Read more Lecture Liveblog: 9-13-07

Course Blog – Open or Closed? Either way there will be moderation of comments from outside the course. Perform phenomenological and structural analysis of a series of related fashion magazine ads: at least 3 consecutive photos from a single company. The reason we went with these instead of single ads is that the series helps…

Read more Lecture Liveblog: 9-11-07