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Theories and Practice in Interaction Design

1st Edition

Edited by Sebastiano Bagnara, Gillian Crampton Smith

CRC Press

392 pages

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Hardback: 9780805856187
pub: 2006-06-20
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Ad hoc and interdisciplinary, the field of interaction design claims no unified theory. Yet guidelines are needed. In essays by 26 major thinkers and designers, this book presents the rich mosaic of ideas which nourish the lively art of interaction design. The editors introduction is a critical survey of interaction design with a debt and contribution to neighboring disciplines, notably cognitive psychology, computer science, discourse analysis, economics, engineering, linguistics, philosophy, psychology, semiotics and sociology. The following essays, by experts in these disciplines and in interaction design, explore activity, emotion, situatedness, community, and more.

Table of Contents

Introduction, S. Bagnara and G. Crampton Smith


Activity Theory and Expansive Design, Y. Engestrom

Activity: Analysis, Design, and Management, T.P. Moran

Virtual Environments and Haptic Interfaces, M. Bergamasco


The Feeling of Values: For a Phenomenological Theory of Affectivity, R. De Monticelli

The Contagion of Emotions, P. Marti

Designers and Users: Two Perspectives on Emotion and Design, D.A. Norman and A. Ortony


Situatedness Revisited: The Role of Cognition and Emotion, C. Ciborra

More Than One Way of Knowing, G. Crampton Smith and P. Tabor


Participation and Community, C. Goodwin

Participation in Interaction Design: Actors and Artifacts in Interaction, P. Ehn


From Conversation to Interaction Via Behavioral Communication: For a Semiotic Design of Objects, Environments, and Behaviors, C. Castelfranchi

From Function to Dialog, M. Mattioda and F. Vercellone

Interface Design and Persuasive Intelligent User Interfaces, O. Stock, M. Guerini, and M. Zancanaro


Remembering Together: Some Thoughts on How Direct or Virtual Social Interactions Influence Memory Processes, G. Leone

Memory for Future Actions, M.A. Brandimonte

Community Memory as a Process: Reflections and Indications for Design, G. De Michelis


Bad Design by Design? Economics Meets Other Types of Interactions, L. Picci

From Interaction Costs to Interaction Design, M. Franzini

Interaction Design: Six True Stories, B. Moggridge

In Search of a Framework

Interaction as an Ecology: Building a Framework, S.H. Poggenpohl

Five Lenses: Towards a Toolkit for Interaction Design, T. Erickson

A Trickster Approach to Interaction Design, I. Hosoe

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COMPUTERS / Social Aspects / Human-Computer Interaction
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Health & Safety