Designing for Collaborative Crossmedia Creation

[PUBLICATION] The phenomenon and structures of collaborative crossmedia creation are arguably growing in importance, both as meaningful social practices engaging millions of people and as topics that deserve analytical treatment because they can teach us things about the new media in society.

Interaction Criticism: Three Readings of an Interaction Design, and What They Get Us

Open Access: http://muep.mah.se/handle/2043/11446

Bardzell, Jeffrey; Bolter, Jay; Löwgren, Jonas. (2010): “Interaction Criticism: Three Readings of an Interaction Design, and What They Get Us”, Interactions xvii(2):32-37.

EXCERPT – Criticism is an integral part of the ongoing knowledge construction that is embraced in the more mature design disciplines — architecture, industrial design — and in the arts. Critics interpret, contextualize, interrelate, abstract, and question the artifacts of design to clarify opportunities for designs to improve everyday life and to explore the ways in which designs deliver on this promise.

Nonlinear News Production and Consumption: A Collaborative Approach

Open Access: http://muep.mah.se/handle/2043/9503

Lindstedt, Inger; Löwgren, Jonas; Reimer, Bo and Topgaard, Richard (2009). Nonlinear News Production and Consumption: A Collaborative Approach, ACM Computers in Entertainment 7(3).

ABSTRACT – People depend on news to make sense of happenings in the world, but current digital news products do not live up to their potential in this regard. Interactivity in relation to news is often seen as a way to give the consumer control over when to consume something and on which platform. Less attention has been placed on what should be consumed and how.

New Media Open-Access Academic Journals

A couple of months ago, I wrote a post on open-access academic journals, highlighting academic journals and articles that are freely available on the web. In this follow-up post I will give you a more comprehensive list of open-access academic journals that deal with “new media” issues.

Book on Collaborative Media – to be published 2013

[PROJECT PORTFOLIO] The academic field of interaction design is only recently starting to address the fact that digital products these days are more media than tools. Similarly, the academic field of media studies is only recently starting to explore new positions where researchers may design rather than only observe, analyze and criticize.

Re-searching the Digital Bauhaus

No preview of this book is available but you can find it on Google Books, Amazon and Bokus.

Item record on MUEP: http://muep.mah.se/handle/2043/7202

Binder, Thomas; Löwgren, Jonas; Malmborg, Lone (ed.) (2009): (Re)searching the Digital Bauhaus. London: Springer.

SUMMARY – Interaction design entered the scene of design as computer scientists and engineers realized that technology is a design material rather than a neutral set of tools and machinery supporting life at work or at home. Since then, interaction designers have been actively involved in exploring new design concepts for anything from interactive websites to intelligent everyday spaces.