On This Week’s Readings

OK, I’m just back from the UK and see I have a lot of posts to catch up on. I see Hyewon is picking on me, but I’m ready for it. 🙂

A few notes about this week’s readings:

  • The Barnard reading is not online because you should have the book! Let me know ASAP if this is not the case.
  • I wrote a few words in Oncourse about the Humphrey reading, which I thought needed a touch of introduction,  but in case you miss it there, let me reproduce it here:

I think a word of background is useful for the Humphrey piece. It is a publication from and about the Exploratorium, a famous hands-on interactive science museum in San Francisco (Google it). The publication is about a process they developed (called APE), which they developed (a) to encourage prolonged interactions with their exhibits (instead of quick fly-bys) and (b) to encourage museum visitors to take charge of their own experience, rather than following a prescriptive, predefined path.

I have no idea why we interaction designers don’t spend more time engaging with interactive museum exhibit designers, because they’ve been wrestling with a lot of similar issues for a long time and have interesting perspectives.

So that’s it! See you tomorrow (Tuesday)!

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About jeffreybardzell

Jeffrey Bardzell is an Associate Professor of HCI/Design in the School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University - Bloomington. His research foci include critical design, interaction criticism, research through design, and digital creativity, which he approaches from a perspective that reflects his background in the humanities.
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2 Responses to On This Week’s Readings

  1. houssian says:

    My book hasn’t arrived yet, but I’m hoping it will this afternoon sometime.

  2. OK, please note that I posted the second half of the reading in Oncourse. Sorry I can’t do the whole thing. 😦

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