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Practical interaction design.

Turner, Phil; Turner, Susan


Phil Turner

Susan Turner


Practical Interaction Design (PID) is a
method for teaching interaction design. It
incorporates elements of ‘pure’ interaction
design and human–computer interaction
(HCI) to convey some of the playful flavour
of the former with the tool-rich practicality
of the latter. PID is distinguished from
(traditional) HCI in many ways, but it is
with respect to what it does not address
that the differences are most pronounced.
PID is not explicitly user centred: there is
no place for cognitive psychology per se;
nor the modelling of tasks; nor accounting
for (that glaring category error) context.
Instead there are roles for a Heideggerian
treatment of familiarity, ideation and for
personae and a series of ‘conversations’
between designer and digital media and
between designer and client.

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (Published)
Conference Name HCI Educators 2009 - Playing with our education
Start Date Apr 22, 2009
End Date Apr 24, 2009
Publication Date 2009
Deposit Date Mar 23, 2010
Publicly Available Date Mar 23, 2010
Print ISSN 1351-119X
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Pages 18-19
Book Title HCI Educators 2009 - Playing with our education
Keywords PID; HCI; famililarity; ideation; designer-client;
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Contract Date Mar 23, 2010


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