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RE: Definitions of use
RISE, Swedish ICT, Interactive Institute.
2008 (English)In: Design Studies, ISSN 0142-694X, E-ISSN 1872-6909, Vol. 29, 14 p.410-423 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

What does it mean to use something from a design point of view? As an alternative to role-based accounts of designers and users, this paper presents an act-based account that centres on what it is we do rather than who we are. More specifically, the paper analyses relations between design and use with focus on how open a design (process) is with respect to definitions of use through use; from well-defined influence from specific user tests on design decisions, via extensive user participation in the design process, to open-ended design processes that extends into what we otherwise understand as use. Thus, it transforms the relation between design and use into a question not of who, but of how.

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2008, 4. Vol. 29, 14 p.410-423 p.
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design processes, design theory, philosophy of design, user-centred design, user participation
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Computer and Information Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ri:diva-22957DOI: 10.1016/j.destud.2008.05.001OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ri-22957DiVA: diva2:1042522
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