Rethinking the role of the designer in future ICT
(Conference paper, 2008)

Full reference:
Storni, C. (2008) Rethinking the role of the designer in future ICT, in proceeding of the second Irish Human Computer Interaction Conference, Cork, 19-20 september
IDC members among authors:
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Conference program

Abstract:The aim of this paper is to discuss a trend that is characterizing the way innovation occurs in ICT. I will discuss a shift that complicates the traditional separation between user and designer and makes it less meaningful in favor of a notion of a more proactive user. I will argue that designers – consequently – might want to redefine their own role in the design process. I will then draw on Science and Technology Study and Actor Network Theory in order to provide a framework that could help designers to rethink their own roles, and possibly envision new ways to engage in the shift toward more proactive users.