Interactions Cafe

XVII.1 January + February 2010
Page: 80
Digital Citation

On designers as catalytic agents


Authors:
Richard Anderson, Jon Kolko

Richard: The increasing importance and acceptance of user participation in multiple ways is stressed within most of this issue. Do you find a similar increase, and acceptance thereof, in designer participation among frog's clients? Are designers increasingly positioned as "catalytic agents for broader impact rather than mere stylists for commodities" (borrowing words from the cover story)? Jon: Absolutely—and at the same time, no. Our clients are begging for, and willing to pay for, strategic, organizational change. But that work has to have some "thingness" to it—it must be accompanied by actual design work, embedded in actual products, systems, and…




You must be a member of SIGCHI, a subscriber to ACMs Digital Library, or an interactions subscriber to read the full text of this article.

LOG IN TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE

Forgot Password?

GET ACCESS

Join ACM SIGCHI

In addition to all of the professional benefits of being a SIGCHI member, members get full access to interactions online content and receive the print version of the magazine bimonthly.


Subscribe to the ACM Digital Library

Get access to all interactions content online and the entire archive of ACM publications dating back to 1954. (Please check with your institution to see if it already has a subscription.)


Subscribe to interactions

Get full access to interactions online content and receive the print version of the magazine bimonthly.


Post Comment


No Comments Found