Conceptualizing and Designing the Process of Appropriation: The Story of a Disappearance

ICORD 09: Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Research into Design, Bangalore, India 07.-09.01.2009

Year: 2009
Editor: Chakrabarti, A.
Author: Gapenne,Olivier; Declerck,Gunnar
Section: Human Factors, Aesthetics, Semantics, ans Semiotics
Page(s): 363-370


We consider here two modes of relation to an instrument: “in-hand” and “put-down”. For the user, these two modes are phenomenologically mutually exclusive; we discuss the conditions for passing from one mode to the other. More precisely, the constitution and the effectiveness of the “in-hand” mode for a new tool depends on a process of appropriation that needs to be characterized and conceptualized. For the design of interaction,taking into account this appropriation process translates into writing a scenario for a disappearance, that of the tool itself, in favour of the space of action that the tool makes possible

Keywords: Appropriation, Interaction design, Technological phenomenology, Field of presence, Haptic devices


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