Critical Design :: Is It Just Designers Doing Ethnography or Does It Offer Something More for Interaction Design?

  • Michael Smyth
  • Chris Speed
  • Martin Brynskov
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6949)


The panel will discuss the contribution of Critical Design to the field of Interaction Design and reflect on the insights that it provides on interaction.


Critical Design & Interaction Design 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Smyth
    • 1
  • Chris Speed
    • 2
  • Martin Brynskov
    • 3
  1. 1.Centre for Interaction DesignEdinburgh Napier UniversityUK
  2. 2.Edinburgh College of ArtEdinburghUK
  3. 3.Centre for Digital Urban LivingAarhus UniversityDenmark

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