Cover story: Beyond Interaction: a short introduction to mediation theory

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Interaction is one of many possible relations between humans and technologies. Mediation theory can help designers to anticipate the impact of a product on human practices and experiences. Another approach to human-technology relations has a dialectical nature in the sense that it sees an opposition, rather than a continuity between humans and technologies. The concept of technological mediation can be helpful in investigating this hybrid character of human-technology relations.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)26-31
JournalInteractions (ACM)
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2015


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