[chisigmail] IDG Special Seminar: ³ Knowing the user ² in the world of experience-centred design - Prof. Peter Wright
Imalka Nilma Perera
inperera at pgrad.dis.unimelb.edu.au
Thu Jun 26 23:39:56 EDT 2008
Apologies to all the bio of the Presenter in the previous e-mail was a
Below is the proper bio of Prof Peter Wright
Peter Wright is Professor of human-centred design at Sheffield Hallam
University, UK. He has 20 years of research experience in HCI and has worked
in departments of linguistics, psychology, computer science and now art and
design. He has published widely in interaction design and user research and
is best known for his work on theory and methods for experience-centred
design. His current projects include; the SMART project developing
technologies to support rehabilitation, and the Landscapes of
intergenerational engagement project, part of the UK¹s New Dynamics of
I apologies for the mishap
On 27/6/08 1:36 PM, "Imalka Nilma Perera"
<inperera at pgrad.dis.unimelb.edu.au> wrote:
> (apologies for cross posting)
> You are cordially invited to the IDG Special Seminar ...
> PRESENTER: Prof. Peter Wright
> TITLE: ³Knowing the user² in the world of experience-centred design
> VENUE: University of Melbourne, IDEA LAB, level 4, 111 Barry Street,
> DATE and TIME: Friday 11th July 2008, 3-4 pm
> In our book Technology as Experience, John McCarthy and I tried to develop an
> account of human experience that encompassed the aesthetic, sensual and
> emotional aspects of our interactions in the world. The aim was to provide a
> richer set of concepts with which to understand ³the human² in human-centred
> In our new book we want to shift the focus slightly to explore the
> relationship between ³designer² and ³user² and ask the question, what does it
> mean to ³know the user² in this brave new world of experience-centred design?
> The aim is to develop some form of critical framework to make sense of the
> burgeoning number user research methods. I haven¹t got one (a framework) yet,
> but I have had a fascinating time looking for one. In this slightly half-baked
> talk, I want to share with you some of that journey to see what you make of
> it. Along the way we might touch on ideas like ³coming-to-an-understanding²
> ³women¹s ways of knowing², ³the dialogical imagination² and ³autoethnography²
> in an effort to understand what¹s going on between designer and user.
> Jon Pearce and Wally Smith are both senior lecturers in the Department of
> Information Systems, University of Melbourne. Jon¹s research interests are in
> the areas of engagement and online learning. Wally¹s interests are in the
> design of socio-technical systems. John Murphy is an HCI consultant who has a
> long history of research involvement with this department.
> Please forward to others if interested. All are Welcome.
> Nilma Perera
> PhD Candidate
> Interaction Design Group
> Department of Information Systems
> The University of Melbourne
> VIC 3010
Interaction Design Group
Department of Information Systems
The University of Melbourne
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