Andrea Mecacci
Università degli Studi di Firenze
The evolution of Interaction Design could be read as a radicalization of the dogma of modern functionalism, Less is More, and a "rediscovery" of certain theories of Minimal Art. This radicalization is reflected in the same evolution that has taken place since the early Nineties within the Human-Computer Interaction, with the gradual replacement of User Experience as a major category of interaction design. Designing the interactive experience becomes more important than Usability. But if the experience becomes the specific object of design, the materiality of the object, its shell, loses its importance. The evolution of design, through the spread of computing, leads to a pervasive dematerialization of everyday objects
Keywords Minimal Art  HCI  Aesthetic Interaction  User Experience  Vanishing Mediator
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DOI 10.13128/Aisthesis-14618
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