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Interaction Design book
This chapter addresses the fields of interaction design or the act of situating explicitly. Participatory design practices, as Pelle Ehn and others articulated them at the time, involved truly understanding “that every new design practice is a uniquely situated design experience.” The move toward “socio-material assemblies” suggests that the shaping that Lowgren argued is central to interaction design can be understood as part of what Latour would call assembling the social. The situating of disability and the individual it concerns is historically, culturally contingent as well as place-specific. In that regard, any media experiences, such as a locative media application, would involve a process of design. Inserting the Peircean semiotic indexical sign into the analysis of visualizations in computational designs allows Offenhuber and Telhan to elaborate on the trace. In the Scandinavian context, the notion of situating in interaction design really came to the fore with the emergence of participatory design in the 1970s and 1980s.