Höök & Löwgren’s paper Strong concepts: Intermediate-level knowledge in interaction design research has been included in ACM’s Computing Reviews Best of 2012.
Only a handful articles related to Interaction Design and Human-Computer Interaction has been chosen, and that is why the inclusion of Strong concepts is quite remarkable. View the full list on computingreviews.com.
In Strong concepts, Höök & Löwgren propose an intermediate design knowledge that is “more abstracted than particular instances, without aspiring to be at the scope of generalized theories”. They present two strong concepts — social navigation and seamfulness — and discuss how they fulfil criteria we might have on knowledge, such as being contestable, defensible, and substantive.
Image credit: Jonas Löwgren CC:BY