Less Talk More Action: Conscious Shifts in Architectural Education

Designing the User

Fall Conference Proceedings

Author(s): Galo Canizares

This paper puts forth a set of criteria for analyzing users. Putting aside the techno-positivism pervading traditional user-centered design, the questions asked here prioritize a narrative approach focusing on conflicts, absurd scenarios, and weird collaborations between software and users. Designing the user thus could be seen as an exercise in creating problems as much as solving them.


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