Beh/Exp Readings W8

McLuhan, Marshall. "Clocks: The scent of time." Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man (New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1964) (1964): 145-161. Takeaways Smell, a sense that many now-forget used to be considered the root of memory, is a sense that is iconic, subtle, and delicate.  Electric mechanization of tools shaped society into valuing the visual …

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Beh/Exp Readings W7

Gilloch, Graeme. "'Seen from the Window': Rhythm, Improvisation and the City." Bauhaus and the City: A Contested Heritage for a Challenging Future1 (2011). Takeaways Lefebvre suggests the Bauhaus defined the modern perspective on space: objects in space have dynamic relationships (they are assemblages, not isolated), interior space (and objects within) and exterior space share complementary aspects …

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Readings Beh/Exp W6

Readings Week 6 Design for Behavior & Experience Patrick J. O’Donnel Verbeek, Peter-Paul. "COVER STORY Beyond interaction: a short introduction to mediation theory." interactions 22.3 (2015): 26-31. Takeaways There are three approaches (or philosophies) to considering the human-technology duality: technology as extension, technology as dialectic, technology as hybridization. Don Ihde categorizes human-technology relationships as embodiment, …

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Behavior/Experience Reading W2

Reading Takeaways 10 October 2016 "Sketching User Experiences" Bill Buxton 2007. Sketching is an aid to design thinking; it is an artifact of the conversation between the real world and the designers' mind. The result of 'holes' in a sketch is such that a sketch yields more than the effort of towards its inception. Sketches …

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Behavior/Experience Reading W2

Readings Week 2 Design for Behavior & Experience “Chapter 1 Living with Technology” Technology as Experience. J. McCarthy & P. Wright, 2007. "We don't just use or admire technology, we live with it." "The old computing was about what computers could do; the new computing is about what users can do." -Ben Shneideman Mobile technologies (and the …

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Behavior/Experience Readings W1

Readings Week 1 Design for Behavior & Experience "Chapter 7 Hurried Ethnography for the Harried Ethnographer" Ethnography: A way of Seeing. Wolcott, 2008. What is the minimum or maximum time needed to be spent in the field to claim ethnographic validity? The researcher's belief that enough time will produce guaranteed outcomes is at odd with …

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Readings for Sept 13

ARTG 6310: Designing for Behavior and Experience, Week 0   "The Design of Waits" Chapter from Don Norman's Living with Complexity (2011) Quotes "Unexplained waits are annoying; unfair waits can be anger inducing." "There will be waits whenever one system has to send items or information to another. It doesn’t matter whether the interaction is …

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