Beyond ICT: How industrial design could contribute to HCI research

  • Anna Thies Departement of Computer and systems sciences, Stockholm University, Sweden
  • Sara Ljungblad Applied IT, Gothenburg University, Sweden
  • Iréne Stewart Claesson Lots Design AB, Gothenburg, Sweden
Keywords: ICT, design, art-based,

Abstract

Thiss paper Takes an industrial design practitioner perspective to re ect on the articulation of ’design’ in Human Com- puter Interaction (HCI) research – one of several research fields, articulating and contributing to design knowledge. The paper critically reflects on the importance of more holistic perspectives for design activities, and the articulation of design in HCI research. We argue that industrial design practitioners can contribute to HCI research by broadening the design knowledge and the practice within the eld not to view ICT as a self-evident part of either a solution or as a tool in the process of specifying the problem or finding a solution. This may not only improve the articulation of design and design activities, but more importantly point towards an opportunity to support more socially and environmentally sustainable solutions in society. 

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Published
2015-09-01
How to Cite
Thies, A., Ljungblad, S. and Stewart Claesson, I. (2015) “Beyond ICT: How industrial design could contribute to HCI research”, Swedish Design Research Journal, 13(1), pp. 22-29. doi: 10.3384/svid.2000-964X.15122.
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