Lingua Francas for Design: Sacred Places and Pattern Languages

  title={Lingua Francas for Design: Sacred Places and Pattern Languages},
  author={Thomas Erickson},
  booktitle={Symposium on Designing Interactive Systems},
A central challenge in interaction design has to do with its diversity. Designers, engineers, managers, marketers, researchers and users all have important contributions to make to the design process. But at the same time they lack shared concepts, experiences and perspectives. How is the process of design-which requires communication, negotiation and compromise-to effectively proceed in the absence of a common ground? I argue that an important role for the interaction designer is to help… CONTINUE READING
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