Thought of attempting initiate a small summary of where an author-oriented analysis and critique could help in interaction design..

  • The most explicit use is to be able examine the circumstances and the identity of the maker to inform our understanding of the interaction itself.
  • Understanding the author/maker can inform our own practices. We could draw on the analysis of other designers/authors/makers to reflect on our own methods, techniques, values, and relationships while we learn about our spaces and compose our solutions.
  • In observing how the identity and circumstances of an author/designer contributes to the making of the work, we can employ this understanding into observing our selves during design.. We therefore become more aware of the meanings we are imposing and question whether we want these meanings to be embedded in the design.