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Objects and their Designers: Norman & Schön Tera Marie Green IAT 832.

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1 Objects and their Designers: Norman & Schön Tera Marie Green IAT 832

2 Opening thoughts - Norman: organic…error leads to self blame. - Sch ö n: scientific rigor…trial and error lead to new insight - It’s always the designer’s fault.

3 Objects vs. Their designers Norman’s objectsSchon’s designer AffordancesPerceived and actual properties of the object Technical rationality: scientific theory & technique MappingsObject mapping between manipulations and their consequences Mapping unstable categories onto features of the situation FeedbackObject sending back info about action taken Restructuring a problem; Reflection-in-action

4 Norman’s objects - Well designed objects are easy to interpret and understand.

5 Norman’s objects - Well designed objects are easy to interpret and understand. - Natural mapping…leads to immediate understanding.

6 Norman’s objects - Well designed objects are easy to interpret and understand. - Natural mapping…leads to immediate understanding. - Still, if the task appears simple or trivial, then people blame themselves [when it doesn’t work.]

7 Schön’s designer - You should begin with a discipline, even if it is arbitrary. p93

8 Schön’s designer - You should begin with a discipline, even if it is arbitrary. P93 - Skillful action often reveals a “knowing more than we can say. P51


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