Bridging designers' intentions to outcomes with constructivism

Kevin Muise, Ron Wakkary

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This exploratory study investigates the value of constructivist theory for the field of interaction design. In this paper we explore how designer intentions and outcomes can be expressed in constructivist terms, and how constructivism can describe the relationship of design intentions to outcomes. This study's findings point to the potential of an emerging constructivist framework. The authors present the findings of two case studies of designer intentions and outcomes from two museum design projects. The paper presents themes drawn from the analysis that include designing for personal experience, play, and social interaction.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 8th ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS '10)
Place of PublicationNew York
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-0103-9
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event8th ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems, (DIS 2010) - Aarhus, Denmark
Duration: 16 Aug 201020 Aug 2010


Conference8th ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems, (DIS 2010)
Abbreviated titleDIS2010

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