All of the Things: Engaging Complex Assemblages in Communication Design

@inproceedings{McNely2014AllOT,
  title={All of the Things: Engaging Complex Assemblages in Communication Design},
  author={Brian J. McNely and Nathaniel A. Rivers},
  booktitle={SIGDOC},
  year={2014}
}
In this paper, we compare sociocultural theories of communication and user experience design to scholarship from associative and new materialist approaches. We argue for a more expansive and symmetrical perspective on communication design---one that broadens the scope of potential actors that affect user experiences, and that more strongly considers their effects on communicative activities. We posit three ways in which this perspective may be operationalized: (a) accounting for the missing… CONTINUE READING