Deployments of the table-non-table: a reflection on the relation between theory and things in the practice of Design research

Sabrina Hauser, Ron Wakkary, William Odom, Peter Paul Verbeek, Audrey Desjardins, Henry Lin, Matthew Dalton, Markus Schilling, Gijs De Boer

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Design-oriented research in HCI has increasingly migrated towards theoretical perspectives to understand the implications of newly crafted technology in everyday life. However, in this context, the relations between theory and understanding the things we make are not always clear, especially the degree to which the nature of research artifacts is revealed through or determined by theory. We examine a series of field deployment studies we conducted with our research artifact table-non-table over the course of four and a half years that we came to see as a postphenomenological inquiry. Importantly, our interpretations of this artifact, methodological concerns, and theoretical groundings evolved over time. We account for and critically reflect on these shifts in the relationship between theory and our design artifact. We detail how theory was enacted and embodied in our design research practice and offer insights into the complex relations between theory and things in design-oriented HCI research.

Originele taal-2Engels
TitelCHI 2018 - Extended Abstracts of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Subtitelengage with CHI
Plaats van productieNew York
UitgeverijAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Aantal pagina's13
ISBN van geprinte versie978-1-4503-5620-6
StatusGepubliceerd - 20 apr 2018
EvenementCHI '18 - Montreal, Canada, Montreal, Canada
Duur: 21 apr 201826 apr 2018
Congresnummer: 36


CongresCHI '18
Verkorte titelCHI
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