So reading Jared’s post made me think about different perspectives of analysis we learned in class.  When we choose a specific type of interaction, whether it be a website or app or other, are we allowed to use other perspectives we have not gone over in class?  To my knowledge there are four perspectives:

  1. Creator
  2. Artifact
  3. User
  4. Social

We have gone over Creator and Artifact perspectives in class.  Is anyone else using the User or Social perspectives for their writing assignment?  Would it be unwise to use these perspectives for this first writing assignment since we have not gone over them too much?  Or is the point of the assignment to drill down deeper than the perspective, and into specific themes like signs / signifiers, denotation / connotation etc.

Okay, I lied… that was more than one question. 😛