Category Archives: Poststructuralism

Why We Turn Away

Why do we as researchers turn away from accepted knowledge, theory, and/or research? I don’t mean rejecting a given paper or objecting to a presentation. I am referring to categorically rejecting a whole knowledge practice, on account that it uses … Continue reading

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Interaction Criticism: How to Do It, Part 7

Readings: Going Off on Your Own Continued from Part 6 of the Interaction Criticism series, which starts here. Acknowledgment: Many of the ideas and readings cited throughout this series and particularly in this post reflect the research and contributions of … Continue reading

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Death of the Professional Critic (?) today has published a story on the recent book by Ronan McDonald, The Death of the Critic. I have not read the book, but I have some comments about the story (or, more specifically, dialogue between its two … Continue reading

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Animator vs Animation

Jenny Brown sent around a link to this website.  I believe it does a nice job illustrating many of the aesthetic concepts we struggled with yesterday (especially hypermediation!). p.s. if it is illegal to post this link for some … Continue reading

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Post-structuralism and Destiny

We’re talking about that every human being is a survival machine of genes, memes and maybe other units. From this perspective, is there a destiny for every person? Like Shakespear, his genes, memes and the environment he was born into … Continue reading

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Tagging as Identity Construction

For my paper, I’ve been looking at tagging on sites like and Flickr.  Lots of interesting design opportunities here (e.g. vocabulary problems, identifying communities of practice, adapting to site navigation). One thing I found particularly interesting was how much … Continue reading

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The final paper ongoing..

When designer is describing user. Keywords: Ambiguity, Interpretation, Editoriality(Plausible), Authentic design   I am not sure if I am successful to finish this final paper, since I have still studied in my interesting areas: The interpretation of experience from narrative to … Continue reading

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