The character of things
1997 (English)In: Design Studies, ISSN 0142-694X, E-ISSN 1872-6909, Vol. 18, no 3, 297-314 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
People, as well as things, appear to have character--high-level attributes that help us understand and relate to them. A character is a coherent set of characteristics and attributes that apply to appearance and behaviour alike, cutting across different functions, situations and value systems--esthetical, technical, ethical--providing support for anticipation, interpretation and interaction. Consistency in character may become more important than ever in the increasingly complex artifacts of our computer-supported future.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 1997. Vol. 18, no 3, 297-314 p.
interface design, industrial design, design cognition, design philosophy, character
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