Transdisciplinary interaction design in design education

Eli Blevis, Ilpo K. Koskinen, Kun Pyo Lee, Susanne Bødker, Lin-Lin Chen, Youn Kyung Lim, Huaxin Wei, Ron Wakkary

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Transdisciplinary design-which is the idea of design that transcends disciplinary boundaries-has been proposed as a fourth design paradigm of interaction design education, scholarship, and practice alongside the technical, cognitive, and ethnographic paradigms. As an educational concern in particular, its aim is to teach students how to bring a values orientation to interaction design. Its focuses are design frameworks, values and ethics, design for important themes such as sustainability, equity, adaptation, justice, and social responsibility. This panel maps the state of the art in transdisciplinary interaction design education, considering also design scholarship and practice in relation to design education. The panel collects together a group of educators from chosen to provide a global perspective, with panelists from Canada, Denmark, Hong Kong, Korea, and Taiwan. Copyright is held by the author/owner(s).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI 2015
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Place of PublicationNew York, NY
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-3146-3
Publication statusPublished - 18 Apr 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event33rd Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2015: Crossings - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 18 Apr 201523 Apr 2015


Conference33rd Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2015
CountryKorea, Republic of


  • Cognitive science
  • Computer science
  • Design
  • Education
  • Ethnographic research
  • Interaction design
  • Transdisciplinary design


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