I think I remember Jeff asking us to post a copy of the notes; Here is my version.

  • Generic Process & how to do this process
    • Pick an interactive artifact
    • Its in the subjectivity; in their understanding; fears, reactions, etc.
    • A user interacting with an artifact
    • And there are multiple users using the artifact
      • Different lifeworlds; (foreigner, native, etc.)
      • Different practical contexts
      • A phenomenological account explains the interaction
      • Talk about a very specific thing; talk about a specific user
      • You need to think about a specific user and a specific setting of use;
        • Once you do that it is easier to think about the paper
      • What is not in this diagram is you.
    • Empathizer
      • You as empathizing the user
        • You are putting yourself in their shoes;
        • And you are learning theory; and building expertise
      • You as expert
        • Theory
        • Experience
        • History, Biography….. Literacy, Sensibility, habitus
        • Kikosola
          • He has to experience the movie as a person
  • Step 1: You need to specify a very specific use case context; and you want to put yourself in those shoes
    • One of two ways;
      • Observe other people in an empathetic way; Hypothetically position herself in those shoes; and imagine the spectacle; you can cobble together some speculative understanding of someone else’s shoes; this is basically the fusion of horizons;
      • Go out and experience things first hand
  • Step 2: Spend 30 – 60 minutes with the intention of the specific context of a person (1 – 2 pages of notes)
    • Engaging through that
    • There needs to be a written record of that;
    • Interaction is the same way; you are having phenomenological reactions; you are experiencing emotion
    • In some way, as you are engaging with your artifact, you need to record your interaction; you need to record this in a temporal way;
    • Do this over and over again, attending to your emotional state;
    • You are doing it to write a paper for a class, and this colors our felt experience
    • If you have an insight, then you know you have something to say in the paper; You should trace that feeling, even if it’s extraneous thing
    • There is a relationship formed between the interaction / artifact and your own phenomenological account
    • The point: Create an external phenomenological account of your experience (external representation of your phenomenological experience)
      • Relate your interior world to specific moments in the interaction
      • The document should be very impressionistic;
    • Role-play something going through an emotional state (e.g. falling in love);
    • “I only cares about the external representation”- Jeff
  • Step 3: (1 – 2 pages of notes)
    • Your thoughts are so spread out and diverse
    • Do an hour finding everything that is relative
    • Create a sub-set, that is extremely relevant to the class; and the project
    • “I care about the things that effect your thinking” – Jeff
    • List of developmentally important readings
    • Action: Reduce list again;
      • Find the definitions and concepts
      • Distinctions
      • Quotes
      • Great Examples
    • Overview:
      • Document of quotes, and the good stuff
  • Step 4:
    • You are putting them together (your phenomenological account and the well read expert)
    • Three things clustered:
      • Emotional / Experience Felt
      • Particular part of the artifact – Time stamp description of some part
      • Concept / Theory that can help explain all of that
    • What we want is a small number of ideas/concepts
    • 3 – 5 clustering of ideas
  • Step 5: Thesis / Claim
    • Develop a single claim for the paper; you need a single point or objective
    • Now all you need to do look back at your clusters, and use your clusters
    • The order of the clusters is dependent on what you need to think about a cluster
  • Problem Areas:
    • If you don’t spend a lot time with the interaction (You need to spend a lot of time)
    • You need to situate the two in a dialog with the theory and the example; let the theory speak to you, evokes the feeling and use the theories to help clarify.
  • ………….
    • Give people the skills to write the papers
    • Figure out what you need to say, then you compose prose; we have a terrible habit of trying to do the same; trying to make the theories ready to hand so can focus on how to write;
    • Tracing how the interaction affects people emotionally
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