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Research through design as a method for interaction design research in HCI

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Research through design as a method for interaction design research in HCI
For years the HCI community has struggled to integrate design in research and practice. While design has gained a strong foothold in practice, it has had much less impact on the HCI research community. In this paper we propose a new model for interaction design research within HCI. Following a research through design approach, designers produce novel integrations of HCI research in an attempt to make the right thing: a product that transforms the world from its current state to a preferred state. This model allows interaction designers to make research contributions based on their strength in addressing under-constrained problems. To formalize this model, we provide a set of four lenses for evaluating the research contribution and a set of three examples to illustrate the benefits of this type of research. Author Keywords design, interaction design, interaction design research, HCI research, research through design, wicked problems, design theory, design method ACM Classification Keyw...
John Zimmerman, Jodi Forlizzi, Shelley Evenson
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Type Conference
Year 2007
Where CHI
Authors John Zimmerman, Jodi Forlizzi, Shelley Evenson
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