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Meaning through doing:

Jessica Isaksson (Institutionen för produkt- och produktionsutveckling, Design) ; Kyle Kilbourn
Sixth Nordcode Seminar & Workshop, Design Semiotics in Use (2007)
[Konferensbidrag, övrigt]

In Gibson’s theory of perception, an organism directly perceives the value of the environment through affordances. By affordance, Gibson means the opportunities or possibilities of nature, which require the act of information pickup. Within design theory, however, there is a strong tendency towards separating perceptual information of affordances and the affordance itself. Combining theoretical discussion with an empirical case study of a medical device, we suggest there is untapped value in the notion of direct perception and argue that there is meaning through doing. Looking at the role of affordances over time, instead of a person’s first exposure to a product necessitates sensitivity toward enskilment and how people create meaning through the use of products.

Nyckelord: affordances, enskilment, haptics, meaning, perception, skill


A publication to a seminar held at the University of Art and Design Helsinki in Finland arranged by a network called nordcode, http://nordcode.tkk.fi/index.html



Denna post skapades 2008-09-05. Senast ändrad 2008-09-17.
CPL Pubid: 73608

 

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Institutioner (Chalmers)

Institutionen för produkt- och produktionsutveckling, Design (2005-2007)

Ämnesområden

Arbetsvetenskap och ergonomi

Chalmers infrastruktur