Who is involved in HCI design?: an activity theoretical perspective

Document type: Conference Papers
Peer reviewed: Yes
Author(s): Hans Kyhlbäck, Berthel Sutter
Title: Who is involved in HCI design?: an activity theoretical perspective
Translated title: Vem är inblandad i MDI-design?: ett verksamhetsteoretiskt perspektiv
Conference name: the third Nordic conference on Human-computer interaction
Year: 2004
Pagination: 71 - 79
ISBN: 1-58113-857-1
Publisher: ACM New York, NY, USA
City: Tampere, Finland
URI/DOI: http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1028014.1028024
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: School of Engineering - Dept. of Interaction and System Design (Sektionen för teknik – adv. för interaktion och systemdesign)
School of Engineering S- 372 25 Ronneby
+46 455 38 50 00
Authors e-mail: hky@bth.se, bsu@bth.se
Language: English
Abstract: The aim of the paper is to discuss the conception of design in the field of human-computer interaction. From an activity-theory perspective, three aspects of design issues in HCI are stressed. They are, first, a broader conception of what it means to design and which artefacts are to be designed; second, a more molar unit of analysis than merely the design of the computer system, including an extended time frame for the design process; and, third, taking designers most often neglected, namely the practitioner, seriously. Our method is to take a detailed case study as our point of departure, where the case begets the concepts, and at the same time works as a test bench for the generated ideas. Thus, methodologically we ask what a detailed case might tell about design related to HCI.
Summary in Swedish: kulturhistorisk verksamhetsteori, specifik och allmän design, design, objektorienterad design, sårvård
Subject: Human Work Science\Participatory Design
Computer Science\General
Nursing & Caring Sciences\General
Keywords: Cultural-historical activity theory, specific and general design, design, object-orientation of design, wound care