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The Computer is a Medium, Not a Tool: Collaborative Media Challenging Interaction Design
School of Arts and Communication, Malmö University, 205 06 Malmö, Sweden
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Received: 7 March 2013; in revised form: 10 April 2013 / Accepted: 2 May 2013 / Published: 10 May 2013
Abstract: Collaborative media entail an emerging set of digitally mediated practices, characterized by collaborative communicative action within organically developing, cross-medial infrastructures. We argue that computers are increasingly turning from tools into (collaborative) media in everyday use, and that this shift poses a significant challenge to the discipline of interaction design. Particularly prominent aspects of the challenge include the way design processes are conceptualized and structured, and the way in which communicative perspectives take precedence over instrumental ones.
Keywords: collaborative media; communicative practices; infrastructuring; media design
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Löwgren, J.; Reimer, B. The Computer is a Medium, Not a Tool: Collaborative Media Challenging Interaction Design. Challenges 2013, 4, 86-102.
Löwgren J, Reimer B. The Computer is a Medium, Not a Tool: Collaborative Media Challenging Interaction Design. Challenges. 2013; 4(1):86-102.
Löwgren, Jonas; Reimer, Bo. 2013. "The Computer is a Medium, Not a Tool: Collaborative Media Challenging Interaction Design." Challenges 4, no. 1: 86-102.