The resourcefulness of everyday design

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The resourcefulness of everyday design
We discuss our study that looks at family members as everyday designers. We explain the design actions of family members to be creative, as evidenced by the resourceful appropriation of artifacts and surroundings, the ongoing adaptation of systems and routines through designin-use that allows emergent properties to arise and addresses individual needs, and how implicit understanding and explicit tests occur for judging quality. We present a preliminary analysis of design implications in the area of interaction design in the home. Our findings are based on a five-month ethnographic study of three families. Author Keywords Design-in-use, everyday design, ethnography, pattern language, home, domestic, creativity, family. ACM Classification Keywords H5.m. Information interfaces and presentation (e.g., HCI): Miscellaneous.
Ron Wakkary, Leah Maestri
Added 12 Aug 2010
Updated 12 Aug 2010
Type Conference
Year 2007
Authors Ron Wakkary, Leah Maestri
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