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Once More, Into the Soup
September/October 2009 (vol. 24 no. 5)
pp. 9-13
Pieter Jan Stappers, Delft University of Technology
Robert R. Hoffman, Institute for Human and Machine Cognition

The proliferation of "x-centered design" movements leaves us afloat in a soup of jargon: user-centered design, learner-centered design, client-centered design, designer-centered design, and so on. Using a metadesign diagram that depicts functional relations among many roles and goals of the design process, the authors attempt to clarify the broth and pick out the meaty bits.

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Index Terms:
Human-Centered Computing, design, metadesign, user-centered design, contextual design, co-creation, participatory design
Pieter Jan Stappers, Robert R. Hoffman, "Once More, Into the Soup," IEEE Intelligent Systems, vol. 24, no. 5, pp. 9-13, Sept.-Oct. 2009, doi:10.1109/MIS.2009.100
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