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A Critical, Creative UX Community: CLUF

Cockton, Gilbert (2015) A Critical, Creative UX Community: CLUF. Journal of Usability Studies (JUS), 10 (1). pp. 1-16. ISSN 1931-3357

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Research and practice in human-computer interaction (HCI) are now in their fourth decade. After a first decade focused on modeling and guidance, professional practices associated with HCI have focused first on user-centered design (UCD), next on user experience (UX, which includes usability), and now on interaction design (IxD), with a range of practices (e.g., creative, agile, lean) that challenge established ways of working within UX, UCD, and early HCI. In this editorial, I advocate a new form of interactive community publication, complementary to JUS, to respond to new creative emphases within human-focused interaction design practices and research. I have called this CLUF (creatively led user foci), pronounced like the Northern English word clough, meaning a steep valley or ravine. The realities of reflective creative practices are that we can always probe further and explore more as we work down through layers of design practice. CLUF would support a much needed online community of practice around systematic rigorous exploration of creative UX

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Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2020 16:41
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2020 11:04


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Design > Electronic Media
Computing > Human-Computer Interaction

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