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Höök and Löwgren's Strong concepts on the Computing Reviews Best of 2012

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

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.

Read more about the paper here.

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