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This article focuses on tracing and extendingMichel Foucault’s contributions to the philosophy of technology. At first sight his work on power seems the most relevant. In his later work on subjectivation and ethics technology is absent. However, notably by recombining Foucault’s work on power with his work on subjectivation, does his work contribute to(More)
Smart technologies and progressive automation raise questions concerning the use of such technologies. The design challenge to enhance usability cannot be seen apart from the broader societal, and ethical concern of how technologies are accommodated in a way of living. The designer's tinkering to improve usability, is therefore an ethically relevant(More)
The Design for Usability project aims at improving the usability of electronic professional and consumer products by creating new methodology and methods for user-centred product development, which are feasible to apply in practice. The project was focused on 5 key areas: (i) design methodology, expanding the existing approach of scenario-based design to(More)
including photocopy, recording or any other information storage and retrieval system, without prior permission from the publisher. Over the past five years, it has been our pleasure to dive deep into the practice of usability and user-centred design. The Design for Usability IOP-IPCR research project was set up to improve the ability of companies to create(More)