Crafting code at the demo-scene

N.B. Hansen, R.T. Nørgård, K. Halskov

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This paper introduces the idea of craftsmanship as a way of understanding the shaping and re-shaping of code as a material crafting practice. We build our analysis on a qualitative study of a coder engaged in creative and expressive programming on an old hardware platform. The contribution of the paper is a set of conceptual categories: craft engagement, craftsmanship rhythm and craftsmanship expressivity, that conceptualizes coding as crafting.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2014 conference on Designing interactive systems - DIS '14
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781450329026
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event10th ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS 2014) - Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 21 Jun 201425 Jun 2014
Conference number: 10


Conference10th ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS 2014)
Abbreviated titleDIS 2014
Other“Crafting Design”
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