APJIS Asia Pacific Journal of Information Systems


The Journal for Information Professionals

Asia Pacific Journal of Information Systems (APJIS), a Scopus and ABDC indexed journal, is a
flagship journal of the information systems (IS) field in the Asia Pacific region.

ISSN 2288-5404 (Print) / ISSN 2288-6818 (Online)

Editor : Seung Hyun Kim

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Date September 2018
Vol. No. Vol. 28 No. 3
DOI https://doi.org/10.14329/apjis.2018.28.3.220
Page 220~239
Title Designer-User Interaction without Actual Users : A Lesson from a Field Study
Author Jaehyun Park
Keyword Design Manner, Design & innovation, Designer-User Interaction, Field Study, Bourdieu’s Theory of Practice, Boundary Objects
Abstract The purpose of the paper is empirically to explore ‘design manner’, focusing on the designer’s knowledge boundary on the designer-user interactions in the design process. This study conducts a field study and observed designer’s interactions with actual users in a leading user-centered design firm over three months. The ob-servations revealed how designers bring ideas about users into design without physically interacting with users during the design process. Based on Bourdieu’s theory of practice and the concept of boundary objects, this study introduces the concept of ‘design manner’, by which designers incorporate user’s ideas into the design process without actual involvement of users in the process. This paper contributes to the body of knowledge by introducing the design manner in-between designer’s and user’s knowledge boundaries and argue bridge between theoretical and actual designer-user interactions in the IS design process.

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