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Web interfaces as enablers or barriers in understanding the past

Before delving into my post, play around with this website: Click here Frustrating? Yes, it is indeed. This website was made to frustrate. However, it shows exactly how important it is to design with users and common frameworks of symbols and actions in mind. Ducker (2011, p.1) introduces HCI (Human-Computer Interaction) as a field focusing …

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Companies in a Digitised Landscape. Can design thinking process contribute to success?

     Without customers, for-profit organisations lose their purpose of existence. The process of digitisation further forces companies to continuously innovate and create a captivating customer experience (Robosoft Technologies, 2019). People, in particular employees, are challenged to use their skills in new, unpredictable ways to create human-centric innovations (Shute & Becker, 2010). However, being faced with …

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Sociality of LinkedIn. To what extent can it be called “a third place”?

Introduction Web 2.0 offers an ever-increasing amount of ways to participate online: commenting, posting, sharing or liking are just a few of the many modes of engagement (Ragnedda & Destefanis, 2019). Although social media cannot be given full credit, their emergence marked an important shift into a more collaborative era of the Internet (Marres, 2017). …

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Phenomenological study of Hujicam application. Can aura be invoked through applications driven by technostalgia?

Introduction Many new technologies imitate the old ones – such as the sound of a shutter when taking a picture with a phone camera. In Remediation: Understanding New Media Bolter and Grusin (1999) discuss how newer technologies are not separated from the older, but are rather reinventions. Therefore, applications which apply analogue filters to digital photographs mimic …

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Design Choices

For more than two weeks I have been researching WordPress: finding out what is what, which plug ins are worth installing, themes that allow the most freedom… As my frustration with inflexibility of “lite themes” grew, I realised if I wanted my blog to function and look anything like I would like it to, I …

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