What is design knowledge?Speaker: Kristina Höök – Stockholm, Sweden
Topic(s): Architecture, Embedded Systems and Electronics, Robotics
Research through design (RtD) aims at bringing out design knowledge in different forms: both the ultimate particulars (specific designs used in specific contexts) as well as more generic design knowledge. But what is that ”generic design knowledge” - what forms can it take? I will discuss two forms of intermediate design knowledge: Strong Concepts and Experiential Qualities.
A Strong Concept describes both a part of an interface as well as the user behavior it generates. When thrown into a brainstorming, it serves a generative role, helping designers to see possible alternative design concepts. Examples of such Strong Concepts include social navigation or seamfulness.
An Experiential Quality characterizes an interactive experience – how an interaction feels, how it is experienced in use. An experiential quality is typically articulated and communicated by means of a relatively brief characterization in words and a relatively rich body of examples highlighting the intended experiential quality in play through reports of interaction scenarios.
About this LectureNumber of Slides: 30
Duration: 45 minutes
Languages Available: English, Swedish
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