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The culture of obstacles - design for the user’s experience

Barata, João; Miguel, Rui; Ribeiro, Liliana; Pereira, Madalena; Lucas, José;


The object, which closely integrates the very definition of culture, is the alterity of the subject. Society - organized, designed, and therefore functional life – is based on the material construction and the Human being, the one who produces, lives around these same designs. To these objects are attributed either significant or functional qualities whatever it may be it always happens within certain evaluation parameters such as space and time parameters. There is, in a theoretical radical, a sphere of historical definitions of each culture - which are easily passed to the status of tradition - products that are either artificial either from natural roots, contribute to an internal language to those to it is common. The designer stands out as the constructor of vital realities of cultures, to each object thrown on society, the producer must understand that the same design will be responsible for the transformation of the environment. On any artifice designed, designers must respond responsibly while that may prevent commercial arteries from clogging and the culture to rewind itself. There are already some models - although almost always linked to sustainability - that open doors to alternatives pathways to the frenetic pace to which grows in this garden of objects; this paper synthetically presents the relationship between the designer and the consumer (the society) based on a communication based model. Of, dialogic, unfinished or intersubjective, the objects may contribute to a lower obstruction in the development of culture; emphasis being placed on the user’s experience.


Palavras-chave: design, objects, communication, experience, culture,


DOI: 10.5151/despro-icdhs2014-0098

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Como citar:

Barata, João; Miguel, Rui; Ribeiro, Liliana; Pereira, Madalena; Lucas, José; "The culture of obstacles - design for the user’s experience", p. 669-674 . In: Tradition, Transition, Tragectories: major or minor influences? [=ICDHS 2014 - 9th Conference of the International Committee for Design History and Design Studies]. São Paulo: Blucher, 2014.
ISSN 2318-6968, DOI 10.5151/despro-icdhs2014-0098

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