book of the week

Book of the Week: The Annotated Alice in Wonderland

The Annotated Alice in Wonderland “Alice had got so much into the way of expecting nothing but out-of-the-way things to happen, that it seemed quite dull and stupid for life to go on in the common way” I’ve always loved Alice. Maybe I relate to the white rabbit constantly racing against time, or the asking-blunt-questions-keep-getting-curiouser…

Limited Language: rewriting design

Feedback Culture This book has put into words some of the thoughts I’ve been having, as well as how and what my conceptual framework for my MA project is. It addresses reflection on design practice, and touches on Relational Aesthetics, open-ended (and shared) experiences, micro-utopias and asks: what happens after humanising technology through design? This…

Book of the Week: Entangled

 Entangled, by Chris Salter  This book published by the MIT press, has themes as “screen vs. scene, materiality of media and real time and the dynamic and interactive processes that mix human and technical presences”. It has several chapters devoted to performance and the intersection between scene and screen, and also dwells on the more…

Co-Experience

Co-Experience: Understanding user experiences in social interaction This week I finished reading Co-Experience: Understanding user experiences in social interaction, by Katja Battarbee. This book is actually her Master’s Degree dissertation, from the University of Arts and Design in Helsinki, in 2004. The thesis here is that to study co-experience, experience prototyping should happen early in…
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