Between estrangement and familarization: co-construction images of use and users

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To design is to envision possible futures. However it is also a concrete production process, in which this envisioning is embodied in artifacts, with the ability to convey meaning to others. In the process of designing, to imagine use and users is integral but often the imagery available to the designer is limited to professional steretypes or to personal experiences. Too often the user becomes a tacit reference which seldom surfaces directly, but implicitly guides the designers evaluations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDesign spaces
Place of PublicationHelsinki
PublisherEDITA IT Press
Publication date2005
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes

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