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Designing mediation
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics. Department of Information Science and Media Studies, University of Bergen.
2015 (English)In: ECCE '15: Proceedings of the European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics 2015, ACM Press, 2015, 1Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this paper is to analyze the concept of mediation in the context of current HCI research, with a special focus on the use of the concept to inform and guide the design of interactive artifacts and environments. The paper discusses the adoption of the mediational perspective on digital technology in HCI and reflects on how the perspective has informed design-oriented research in the field. It is concluded that there is a general trend of moving beyond relatively basic notions of technology mediation toward a more differentiated view of mediation as a complex, multi-dimensional phenomenon. The paper outlines a set of dimensions, which characterize technological mediation in relation to properties of mediational means, subjects and objects of mediated activities, levels of mediation, dynamics of mediation, and context. Design implications of adopting a view of technological mediation as a multi-dimensional phenomenon are discussed.

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ACM Press, 2015. 1
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Mediation, technology, human-computer interaction, activity theory, phenomenology, instrumental genesis, instrumental interaction, activity-centric computing, dimensions of mediation
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Interaction Technologies Human Aspects of ICT
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-110706DOI: 10.1145/2788412.2788413ISBN: 978-1-4503-3612-3OAI: diva2:864296
The European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics, ECCE 2015, July 01 - 03, 2015, Warsaw , Poland
Available from: 2015-10-26 Created: 2015-10-26 Last updated: 2016-06-10Bibliographically approved

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