More funology: design

XI.5 September + October 2004
Page: 59
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Freedom of fun, freedom of interaction


Authors:
Stephan Wensveen, Kees Overbeeke, Tom Djajadiningrat, Steven Kyffin

The modernist tradition still drives our society and our scientific endeavors. Modernity stood for technology push, progress through industry, linearity, money, the abstract, and the logical. But it has resulted in a feeling of uneasiness, even coldness. That is why, we think, there is now such a drive to get human and societal values back in the equation: Think of human-centered engineering, the experience economy, funology, and the like. In this article we give an example of the direction interaction-design research might take. We describe an approach that exploits all human skills, including perceptual-motor and emotional skills. We then…




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