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Kim Erwin

I think this is a powerful notion and a sharp reminder of the influence that designers exercise with their work. And it's not just HCI that designs users, it's software designers, too. As Jaron Lanier points out in his book You Are Not a Gadget, design decisions not only shape what is important, they shape what is possible. If it isn't in the code, it isn't possible. And then suddenly "it" becomes less important. This is a profound dynamic. Are we educating designers for this formative role?

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