JavaScript is turned off in your web browser. Turn it on to take full advantage of this site, then refresh the page. Seminarier | Informatik, Umeå universitet
Tid: Onsdag 1997-10-22, 13:15-15:00
Plats: MIT-huset, MC 413

Andreas Lund: Designing for the embodied mind: an experientialist approach to user interface design

During the seminar I will contrast the traditional, cognitivist approach to interface design, with an alternative I term experintial interface design. The traditional approach sees interface metaphors (and other components of the system image) as a medium of communication between the designer and the users;

the aim is for the user to develop a mental model that matches that of the designer as closely as possible. In contrast, experiential interface design sees the designer as a creator of possible user experiences. The approach is based on the linguistic-philosophical theory of Lakoff and Johnson, which sees meaning as metaphorical projection of bodily experiences. Finally, I present SchemaSpace, a virtual environment for information visualisation and exploration, in order to illustrate an experientialist interface

Kenneth Nilsson


Sidansvarig: Thomas Ahlmark