Transdisciplinary interaction design in design education

Eli Blevis, Ilpo K. Koskinen, Kun Pyo Lee, Susanne Bødker, Lin Lin Chen, Youn Kyung Lim, Huaxin Wei, Ron Wakkary

Research output: Chapter in book / Conference proceedingConference article published in proceeding or bookAcademic research

14 Citations (Scopus)


Transdisciplinary design-which is the idea of design that transcends disciplinary boundaries-has been proposed as a fourth design paradigm of interaction design education, scholarship, and practice alongside the technical, cognitive, and ethnographic paradigms. As an educational concern in particular, its aim is to teach students how to bring a values orientation to interaction design. Its focuses are design frameworks, values and ethics, design for important themes such as sustainability, equity, adaptation, justice, and social responsibility. This panel maps the state of the art in transdisciplinary interaction design education, considering also design scholarship and practice in relation to design education. The panel collects together a group of educators from chosen to provide a global perspective, with panelists from Canada, Denmark, Hong Kong, Korea, and Taiwan.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI 2015 - Extended Abstracts Publication of the 33rd Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Subtitle of host publicationCrossings
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781450331463
Publication statusPublished - 18 Apr 2015
Event33rd Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2015 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 18 Apr 201523 Apr 2015


Conference33rd Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2015
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of


  • Cognitive science
  • Computer science
  • Design
  • Education
  • Ethnographic research
  • Interaction design
  • Transdisciplinary design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design


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