Reflexiones en el rol de la ingeniería semiótica en el co-diseños de interacciones (Reflection on the role of semiotic engineering in co-design of interaction)

David Lamas (, Hanna-Liisa Pender (

Tallinn University
This paper appears in: Revista IEEE América Latina

Publication Date: Jan. 2014
Volume: 12,   Issue: 1 
ISSN: 1548-0992

This article reflects upon the use of semiotic engineering in in- teraction design processes. The role of semiotics in HCI has been extensively explored and evaluation methods have been developed to facilitate the pragmatic application of semiotics to human-computer interaction. These methods can be ap- plied in both formative and summative evaluation strategies and, especially when used in for formative evaluation pur- poses, they adequately feed back into the design process. However, with the growing emphasis on co-design, we see the need of supporting the design process with a frame of reference informed by the semiotic principles, thus shifting the contribution of semiotics to interaction design i.e. from an evaluation standpoint to a design decision role. We build upon a case study to explore the interplay between the semi- otic inspection method and the interaction design process laying the ground for future work in this direction.

Index Terms:
Interaction design,design process,co-design,semiotic engineering   

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