Bridging designers' intentions to outcomes with constructivism

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Faculty/Staff
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Muise, Kevin, & Wakkary, Ron. (2010). Bridging designers' intentions to outcomes with constructivism. Proceedings of the 8th ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS '10), 320-329. doi:10.1145/1858171.1858229

Date created: 
2010
Keywords: 
User experience
Interaction design
Constructivism
Epistemologies
Design case studies
Design intentions
Abstract: 

This exploratory study investigates the value of constructivist theory for the field of interaction design. In this paper we explore how designer intentions and outcomes can be expressed in constructivist terms, and how constructivism can describe the relationship of design intentions to outcomes. This study’s findings point to the potential of an emerging constructivist framework. The authors present the findings of two case studies of designer intentions and outcomes from two museum design projects. The paper presents themes drawn from the analysis that include designing for personal experience, play, and social interaction.

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English
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Article
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Canadian Heritage
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