The title says it all, but as with much of this amazing book, it takes some context to get the full sense of it. Thankfully, Klaus Krippendorff provides that in a direct, readable, and engaging fashion. The Semantic Turn: A New Foundation for Design is grounded in history, dense and profound. While only 300 pages in length, it is long: It requires and deserves serious study. I believe it should be required reading for anyone interested in design. This is particularly true for those of us in HCI, as Krippendorff locates the human making of the meaning of artifacts…
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