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Designers as curators, user as designers: a reflective study of hacking and curation to extend interaction design practice

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dc.contributor.advisor Ciolfi, Luigina
dc.contributor.author O Murchú, Nora
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-23T14:15:06Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-23T14:15:06Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/2480
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract This thesis examines the evolving relationship between users and designers: I examine user participation in design and the changing role of designers in order to elucidate how a new understanding of these roles can transform Interaction Design processes. This research is grounded in the theory of Donald Schön’s notion of the reflective practitioner, in turn casting the act of designing and reflecting as central to the orientation of the research. This work builds on empirical material from an extensive field study that examines a community of open source developers (“hackers”) and presents a series of vignettes illustrating experiential accounts of their practice. I brought this community together through the creation of a festival dedicated to creative re-appropriation of technology called “Tweak”. By reflecting on my own practice of design facilitator for these communities, and by discussing in detail the changing relationship between these actors in design, I propose curating as a methodology of potential use within Interaction Design, whereby designers can act as facilitators to engage users in design, rather than providing them with fixed solutions. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher University of Limerick en_US
dc.subject interaction design processes en_US
dc.subject users/designers en_US
dc.subject open source developers en_US
dc.subject media art en_US
dc.title Designers as curators, user as designers: a reflective study of hacking and curation to extend interaction design practice en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/doctoralThesis en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_theses_dissertations en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/closedAccess en_US
dc.internal.authorcontactother nora.omurchu@ul.ie


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