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When design of everyday things meets lifelong learning…

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The present article deals with how the processes of learning and development can be taken into account in the design of everyday things. The objective is to encourage designers to consider the role of appropriation in their work in order to anticipate: (1) the integration of technical tools, objects and devices into a variety of spheres of activity; and (2) the long-range transformations initiated by the use of these things. We hope that this article will encourage exchanges between designers and researchers in the field of lifelong learning, as we are firmly convinced that mutual enrichment is likely and certainly desirable between the fields of design and learning theory. We also assume that making appropriation the basis for design will encourage reforms in the design of training situations.

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: 1: University of Geneva, Switzerland 2: EDF Research and Development, France 3: University of Rouen, France

Publication date: 2013-02-01

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