(Re)Searching the Digital Bauhaus / Edition 1

Hardcover (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $117.94
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 37%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (6) from $117.94   
  • New (4) from $124.88   
  • Used (2) from $117.94   


Where does interaction design come from? What foundations are relevant today? In this book, internationally renowned scholars and designers explore how the avant-garde ambitions of the 1920-30s Bauhaus to re-align new technology with emerging social needs combines with a more contemporary sensitivity to participation and the social creativity inherent in the modern digital design materials.

"These creators of the Digital Bauhaus pose here the key questions for our profession and our society and they offer thought-provoking avenues for each reader to follow."
Terry Winograd, editor of "Bringing Design to Software"

"The papers together explore the possibilities for creating an 'aesthetic-technical production orientation' that recontextualizes technology as skilled practice, as always political, and as best created through sustained engagements among people, and between people and things."
Lucy Suchman, author of "Plans and Situated Action"

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781848003491
  • Publisher: Springer London
  • Publication date: 11/27/2008
  • Series: Human-Computer Interaction Series
  • Edition description: 2009
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 371
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Thomas Binder is a design researcher and educator working with design students and industry to develop novel approaches to collaborative design and participatory methods to the study of the changing everyday of potential users.

Jonas Lowgren is an interaction designer with twenty years of experience from academia and industry. His research at Malmo University is focused on cross-media products, interactive visualizations and the design theory of digital materials.

Lone Malmborg is currently an Associate Professor of interaction design at IT University of Copenhagen. She is a member of the Innovative Communication Group. She has been developing and heading an education program in interaction design at Malmo University, Arts and Communication, and has been establishing and heading the research group Creative Environment.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Introduction: (Re-)Programming Interaction Design - Thomas Binder, Jonas Löwgren, Lone Malmborg
From Utopia 1981 to Utopia 2008 - Yngve Sundblad
HCI and Design: Uncomfortable Bedfellows? - Kari Kuuttii
Constructing Utopia(s) in situ - Daring to be Different - Liam Bannon
Tradition and Transcendence - Kim Halskov
Designing From Somewhere - A Located, Relational and Transformational View of Design - Margot Brereton
On Participation and Service Innovation - Jeanette Blomberg
The Phenomenological Stance of the Designer - Giorgio De Michelis
Designing for Homo Ludens, Still - Bill Gaver
Gaming Literacy: Game Design as a Model for Literacy in the 21st Century - Eric Zimmerman
Distruptions - Johan Redström
On a Scale Between Art and Design: On the Aesthetics of Function, from the Bauhaus until Today - Sara Ilstedt Hjelm
Appropriating Digital Environments - (Re-)Constructing the Physical Through the Digital - Joan Greenbaum
Designed Animism - Brenda Laurel
In Search of a Critical Stance - Erik Stolterman
A Science of the Possible - A New Practice in the Spirit of Bauhaus - Peter Ullmark
Work, Design, Computers, Artifacts - Frieder Nake
The Everyday Poetics of a Digital Bauhaus - Ylva Gislén, Åsa Harvard, Maria Hellström

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)