In this chapter, I argue for an intentionalist reconstruction of artifact design. called the "use-plan analysis." In it, design crucially involves the conslruction and coniniunication of a use plan. After presenting an outline of the use-plan analysis, I show that it can be used to accommodate four aspects of the phenomenology of artifact use and design: creative use, serendipity, the unread manual, and unknown designers; and I briefly indicate how the analysis facilitates the evaluation of artifact use and design. From this, I conclude that the use-plan analysis provides a phenomenologically viable, evaluatively useful, intentionalist account of use and design.
|Title of host publication||Philosophy and design : from engineering to architecture|
|Editors||P.E. Vermaas, P. Kroes, A. Light, S.A. Moore|
|Place of Publication||Berlin|
|Number of pages||359|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|