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Sebastian Deterding
Empirical philosopher designing & researching playful & gameful things. Reader . Associate . Co-editor of .
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Institute of Gremlins 2 Studies Jun 20
The Gremlins films are ultimately about fear of the other, and the consequences of the erosion of universal rights/citizenship. The Gremlins understand language, humor, art, friendship - yet we cheer on as they are microwaved, ran over, electrocuted, melted into green sludge, etc
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Sebastian Deterding Jun 21
Replying to @ShaneHudson
Right now no, but will let you know if we do, thx!
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Sebastian Deterding Jun 21
Junior entrepreneurship competition, also known as occupational therapy for the soon-obsolesced offspring remnants of the middle class. Enjoy your false consciousness while it lasts.
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Sebastian Deterding Jun 21
Brimming with excitement :). I should tag along Anders & Alex next time you come to York/we come to Sheffield!
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Sebastian Deterding Jun 21
Similarly, fallback to plateau after outlier success. In fact, I would expect quitting to be even more pronounced one game AFTER the outlier success that falls back to plateau than with the outlier success game directly.
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Sebastian Deterding Jun 21
I'd be curious if perceived stalling or regression of improvement strongly predicts churn. As in: I sense I don't improve/I get worse, therefore I quit. Outlier success after plateau would reinforce that, but not outlier success after steady upward slope.
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Sebastian Deterding Jun 21
Indeed, so nice to have strong in the wild data with outcomes that differentially support different theories :).
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Sebastian Deterding Jun 20
Congratulations! And a great Aladdin Sane cameo 🙃
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Sebastian Deterding Jun 20
Replying to @andrewcrawshaw
Merci!
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Andrew Przybylski Jun 20
“If we start creating all of these ‘addictions’ that are mostly normal behaviors, it may distract resources away from those that we know cause human suffering.”
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Antti Oulasvirta Jun 18
🥳Elated to learn that awarded us a 5-year grant to study "BAD: Bayesian Artefact Design"! 🧐 We will develop methods for artificial design thinking. Sounds crazy? It is. Apply here if you want to join the cause
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Sebastian Deterding Jun 16
👍🙃. But what if I never intended to be programmatic? We made one thing and learned something through prototyping. How do I report/evidence that?
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Sebastian Deterding Jun 16
I realise I am looking at several things here, the single designed thing & its process as -naturalistic observation/raw data -datum for a local learning -datum for a generalisable learning -object of idiographic/hermeneutic description & understanding by itself.
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Sebastian Deterding Jun 16
I’m just now realising that my own department offers a PhD by Creative Practice in theatre or film, where your work is a creative piece + scholarly exegesis. So there it’s possible, but has shifted from problem-solving knowledge to expression/hermeneutics.
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Sebastian Deterding Jun 16
Derek, I think postmortems and worked examples come closest to this, but postmortems never really made it to broader HCI, and worked examples are more an instructional design technique, recognised for their pedagogic not general epistemic value.
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Sebastian Deterding Jun 16
Where is that appreciation and epistemic justification in HCI and interaction design? Where the recognition that if grappling with the irreducibly local is design as a practice, documenting and unpacking that grappling of others is valid and valued for learning and knowing?
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Sebastian Deterding Jun 16
When architects study precedent, sure, they learn patterns, but also discernment, appreciation of distinct, local solutions to distinct local problems. Fallingwater matters *as* Fallingwater, not (just) as evidence of a theory or pattern of 'organicness' in architecture.
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Sebastian Deterding Jun 16
Designed artefacts are of this kind. Design knowledge is of this kind: making specific, situated, irreducible single cases. Why make idiographic phronesis abide by the laws of nomothetic episteme?
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Sebastian Deterding Jun 16
Understanding Joyce's Ulysses or the Seagram Building or OK Computer or patient F.'s psychosis, mapping a new island, cataloguing a newly discovered species are all valid, valued knowledge on their own.
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Sebastian Deterding Jun 16
Neat! Ethnography develops theory from single field studies. But. BUT. I don't want the single case to only count as knowledge when it generalises. Idiographic research is happy to describe, understand, explain the SINGLE CASE ITSELF.
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