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Design Research Mediation

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The mediation of research to a variety of audiences is becoming increasingly important. How are we to depict, demonstrate and convey our design practices while at the same time communicating our analyses of them and their connection to other studies? ¬†What can the various domains of design bring to the presentation of design research and what roles can interaction and communication design play in mediating our processes, methods, rhetorics and insights? How can we make apparent the character of project-based and collaborative inquiry? More »

Recognition

Ah, recognition! I see myself put into service above the city, the sly urban eye, some call us. But I’m not just one of a swarm, mindlessly hoisted. Filling me with sensors and wireless feeders means I am part of the networked city. Not just transmitting but alive. That’s me, a livewire you might say! I think these thoughts, I’m stimulated to make connections, algorithms all firing. And the word recognition has begun its parsings, an agent in its own attractions. Flash memory takes on a new meaning. A flash comes into my mind, a quote semantically fetched from an online book: Recognition is not repetition; it denotes not just the previously known, but the becoming known. Something that may have been sensed in a vague, diffuse or semi-conscious way now takes on a distinct shape, is amplified heightened or made newly visible. In a mobile interplay of exteriority and interiority, something that exists outside of me inspires a revised or altered sense of who I am. (p. 25)  

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