Common approaches and techniques for the design of interactive systems typically emphasize the synthesizing and constructive aspects of design as a reflective practice. With this research stream, we aim to contrast those approaches with deconstruction in interactive system design. After demonstrating how collaboratively taking things apart can be a fruitful means to kickstart explorative design processes, we are currently investigating disassembling of interactive artifacts as it happens in various design practices. Finally, we aim to establish deconstruction in interactive system design as an approach that supports the (re-)examination of interaction design’s languages, materials, and processes.

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2017

Murer, Martin; Fuchsberger, Verena; Tscheligi, Manfred

Un-Crafting: De-Constructive Engagements with Interactive Artifacts Inproceedings

Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction, pp. 67–77, ACM, New York, NY, USA, 2017, ISSN: 978-1-4503-4676-4.

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2015

Murer, Martin; Fuchsberger, Verena; Tscheligi, Manfred

Deconstructivist Interaction Design: Interrogating Expression and Form Inproceedings

Proceedings of The Fifth Decennial Aarhus Conference on Critical Alternatives, pp. 33–36, Aarhus University Press, 2015.

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Murer, Martin; Vallgårda, Anna; Jacobsson, Mattias; Tscheligi, Manfred

Un-Crafting: Exploring Tangible Practices for Deconstruction in Interactive System Design Inproceedings

Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction, pp. 469–472, ACM, New York, NY, USA, 2015, ISSN: 978-1-4503-3305-4.

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2014

Murer, Martin; Jacobsson, Mattias; Skillgate, Siri; Sundström, Petra

Taking Things Apart: Reaching Common Ground and Shared Material Understanding Inproceedings

Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, pp. 469–472, ACM, New York, NY, USA, 2014, ISSN: 978-1-4503-2473-1.

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