Bookmark: "Interaction Literacy & Participatory Design (SXSW 2013)"

Sebastian Greger


At SXSW 2013, Erin Abler proposes a definition of “interaction literacy”:

Interaction Literacy (n.) The ability to recognize and respond to the sensory, experiential, integrative, and interactive elements that comprise a human experience

She substantiates that for the context of participatory design:

  • Support and extend existing abilities
  • Don’t punish users for lacking experience
  • Allow for learning and growth

While it sure overlaps with other literacies, interaction literacy is a very appealing topic for the digital domain, as it involves so many facets of technology-mediated human exchange.

I'm Sebastian, Sociologist and Interaction Designer. This journal is mostly about bringing toge­ther social science and design for inclusive, privacy-focused, and sustainable "human-first" digital strategies. I also tend to a "digital garden" with carefully curated resources.

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