Prototyping Social Action

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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor.author Kurvinen, Esko
dc.date.accessioned 2013-12-20T10:00:22Z
dc.date.available 2013-12-20T10:00:22Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.isbn 978-952-60-3658-8 (electronic)
dc.identifier.isbn 978-951-558-221-8 (printed)
dc.identifier.issn 0782-1832 (printed)
dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/11892
dc.description.abstract Information technology has made social interaction an increasingly important topic for interaction design and technology development. Today’s mobile technology provides for rich communication and awareness between people, regardless of their whereabouts. When people are gathered together, technology is also often present, influencing or even actively taking part in the social activity. Social action is the essence of many systems studied, developed and prototyped by the design and research community. The problem is that this is often done without proper methodological backing. There is no lack of methods, but a need for an adequate approach: how should circumstances for social action to happen be created, how should it be observed, how should systematic, detailed inferences about it be produced for the purposes of design, and what design-related activities does such research serve? Drawing from ethnomethodology and conversation analysis, this study addresses social action and social prototypes in various settings: at a workplace, in the area of mobile multimedia and the domain of ubiquitous context-aware systems. The main contribution of this study is that it articulates how this framework can be brought into design studies. The cases in this study also demonstrate empirically that this approach works. en
dc.format.extent 46+ app. 45
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Aalto University en
dc.publisher Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.relation.ispartofseries Publication series of the University of Art and Design Helsinki. A en
dc.relation.ispartofseries 77/2007
dc.relation.haspart [Publication 1]: “How industrial design interacts with technology: A case study on the design of a stone crusher” (Kurvinen 2005) (Full text is included in the PDF-file of the dissertation)
dc.relation.haspart [Publication 2]: “Emotions in Action: a Case in Mobile Visual Communication” (Kurvinen 2004) (Full text is included in the PDF-file of the dissertation)
dc.relation.haspart [Publication 3]: “Only When Miss Universe Snatches Me: Teasing in MMS Messaging” (Kurvinen 2003) (Full text is included in the PDF-file of the dissertation)
dc.relation.haspart [Publication 4]: “Towards socially aware pervasive computing: a turn-taking approach” (Kurvinen and Oulasvirta 2004) (Full text is included in the PDF-file of the dissertation)
dc.relation.haspart [Publication 5]: “Are You Alive? Sensor Data as Resource for Social Interaction” (Kurvinen, Lahteenmaki, Salovaara and Lopez 2007, forthcoming) (Full text is included in the PDF-file of the dissertation)
dc.relation.haspart [Publication 6]: “Prototyping Social Interaction” (Kurvinen, Koskinen and Battarbee 2007, forthcoming) Article 1 is based on the domain of workplace (Full text is included in the PDF-file of the dissertation)
dc.subject.other Design en
dc.subject.other Communication en
dc.title Prototyping Social Action en
dc.type G5 Artikkeliväitöskirja fi
dc.contributor.school Taiteiden ja suunnittelun korkeakoulu fi
dc.contributor.school School of Arts, Design and Architecture en
dc.contributor.department Muotoilun laitos fi
dc.contributor.department Department of Design en
dc.subject.keyword industrial design en
dc.subject.keyword interactivity en
dc.subject.keyword mobile multimedia en
dc.subject.keyword teollinen muotoilu fi
dc.subject.keyword kuvat fi
dc.subject.keyword interaktiivisuus fi
dc.subject.keyword kuvallinen viestintä fi
dc.subject.keyword mobiililaitteet fi
dc.subject.keyword langaton viestintä fi
dc.identifier.urn URN:ISBN:978-952-60-3658-8
dc.type.dcmitype text en
dc.type.ontasot Doctoral dissertation (article-based) en
dc.type.ontasot Väitöskirja (artikkeli) fi
dc.contributor.supervisor Koskinen, Ilpo, Prof., Aalto University, Department of Design, Finland
dc.opn Whalen, Jack, Adjunct Prof., Aalto University, Department of Design, Finland
dc.rev Arminen, Ilkka, Prof., University of Helsinki, Department of Social Studies, Finland
dc.rev Redström, Johan, Prof., Umeå University, Institute of Design, Sweden
dc.date.defence 2007-04-04


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