The Semantic Turn: A New Foundation for Design

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CRC Press, Dec 21, 2005 - Medical - 368 pages
Responding to cultural demands for meaning, user-friendliness, and fun as well as the opportunities of the emerging information society, The Semantic Turn boldly outlines a new science for design that gives designers previously unavailable grounds on which to state their claims and validate their designs. It sets the stage by reviewing the h
 

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Krippendorff argues for a human-centered view on design, where the core notion is meaning as created in use. He outlines a historical progression in the traditional design disciplines from product ... Read full review

Contents

1 History and Aim
1
2 Basic Concepts of Humancentered Design
36
3 Meaning of Artifacts in Use
71
4 Meaning of Artifacts in Language
138
5 Meaning in the Lives of Artifacts
166
6 Meaning in an Ecology of Artifacts
180
7 Design Methods Research and a Science for Design
192
8 Distantiations
253
9 Roots in the Ulm School of Design?
274
References
300
Credits
310
Index
312
About the Author
334
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