Week3 reading an academic paper

Read Research through design as a method for interaction design research in HCI.

To be honest, I don’t know how to react because I am new to both design and HCI in academics and cannot judge if the content is really true or not from my experience.

So I will just write some concerns about the paper.

  • It is written in 2007. Is this idea still a main stream in interaction design research in HCI area?
  • Not sure if this idea is really prevalent in design/HCI area.
  • Is the number of samples for this research enough? Especially, they did interviewed only 6 interaction designers.
  • The content seems sometimes subjective but not all people have the same view points.

Since this paper is given as a class assignment, most likely this paper is important. But I need some time to digest this idea through my experience.