From use to presence: on the expressions and aesthetics of everyday computational things

@article{Hallns2002FromUT,
  title={From use to presence: on the expressions and aesthetics of everyday computational things},
  author={Lars Halln{\"a}s and Johan Redstr{\"o}m},
  journal={ACM Trans. Comput.-Hum. Interact.},
  year={2002},
  volume={9},
  pages={106-124}
}
The coming ubiquity of computational things urges us to consider what it means for something to be present in someone's life, in contrast to being just used for something. "Use" and "presence" represent two perspectives on what a thing is. While "use" refers to a general description of a thing in terms of what it is used for, "presence" refers to existential definitions of a thing based on how we invite and accept it as a part of our lifeworld. Searching for a basis on which these existential… CONTINUE READING
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