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** Unintended Use ** The 'Public Sphere' Designed by the Public
by Erik Stolterman
Beyond Use and Design - The dialectics of being in virtual worlds (ResearchIndex) abstract: "Through a technalysis of a group of designers constructing a three-dimensional virtual world we suggest new concepts for understanding our relationship to information technology. By conceptualizing information technology as the organizing structure for social interaction and regarding it as an influential mediator and moderator of human experiences, we arrive at a new perspective that reaches beyond the traditional dichotomy of use and design. In our analysis we attempt to show how being... "
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