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Andrea Descoteaux Hugg <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 21 Jun 2010 21:41:55 -0700
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I am pleased to announce the publication of a new book pertinent to
Human-Centered Informatics:
*Experience-Centered Design: Designers, Users, and Communities in
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Peter Wright<>,
John McCarthy<>

Experience-centered design, experience-based design, experience design,
designing for experience, user experience design. All of these terms have
emerged and gained acceptance in the Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and
Interaction Design relatively recently. In this book, we set out our
understanding of experience-centered design as a humanistic approach to
designing digital technologies and media that enhance lived experience. The
book is divided into three sections. In Section 1, we outline the historical
origins and basic concepts that led into and flow out from our understanding
of experience as the heart of people's interactions with digital technology.
In Section 2, we describe three examples of experience-centered projects and
use them to illustrate and explain our dialogical approach. In Section 3, we
recapitulate some of the main ideas and themes of the book and discuss the
potential of experience-centered design to continue the humanist agenda by
giving a voice to those who might otherwise be excluded from design and by
creating opportunities for people to enrich their lived experience with and
through technology.

Table of Contents: How Did We Get Here? / Some Key Ideas Behind
Experience-Centered Design / Making Sense of Experience in
Experience-Centered Design / Experience-Centered Design as Dialogue / What
do We Mean by Dialogue? / Valuing Experience-Centered Design / Where Do We
Go from Here?

This title is available online free of charge to members of institutions
that that have licensed the Synthesis Digital Library of Engineering and
Computer Science <>. Use of
this book as a course text is encouraged; and the text may be downloaded
without restriction at licensing institutions, or after a one-time fee at
non-licensing schools. To find out whether your institution is a subscriber,
visit <>, or follow the links
above and attempt to download the PDF. Additional information about
Synthesis can find through the following links, or by contacting me

Available titles and subject areas:
Information for librarians, including pricing and license:
A review of Synthesis in ISTL:
This book can also be purchased in print directly from the Morgan & Claypool
Bookstore <> for $30 USD, or from
Amazon and other booksellers worldwide.

I would be happy to answer any questions about this, or any of our titles.

Thank you, and best regards,

Andrea Descoteaux Hugg
Sales & Marketing Information Specialist
Morgan & Claypool Publishers
Email: [log in to unmask]
Phone: (206) 931-2035
Fax: (206) 323-6501

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