Frederick M. C. van Amstel

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The production of fictions within the design field are not disinterested speculations about distant futures, but intentional political actions in the present time. Fictions can entertain as much as cause social friction. This article discusses three sources of design fictions: a global information technology company; an art school in the UK; and a design(More)
Although general project management literature abounds with references to leadership styles and project outcomes, the existing studies have, by and large, disregarded the dynamics of leadership that is often evidenced in practice of collaborative design workshops. By drawing from the fields of design studies and leadership literature, in this paper we(More)
uso ou modificadas. A síntese das discussões levou a uma nova estratégia de apresentação dos produtos da comunidade — enfatizando seus benefícios práticos — e no tratamento dos usuários, que teriam acesso mais fácil aos serviços disponibilizados. Por fim, foram gerados colaborativamente documentos para a nova arquitetura da informação do portal. ABSTRACT(More)
There is little discussion about power within Interaction Design field. To call attention to this issue, we present a model for discussing conflicts that arises at the human-artifact interface. We argue that artifacts support human behavior by providing adaptations, but these adaptations can expand or restrict human actions. Human action cannot be fully(More)
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