Getting the point: The role of gesture in managing intersubjectivity in a design activity

Donovan, Jared, Heinemann, Trine, Matthews, Ben and Buur, Jacob (2011) Getting the point: The role of gesture in managing intersubjectivity in a design activity. Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design, Analysis and Manufacturing, 25 3: 221-235. doi:10.1017/S0890060411000059


Author Donovan, Jared
Heinemann, Trine
Matthews, Ben
Buur, Jacob
Title Getting the point: The role of gesture in managing intersubjectivity in a design activity
Journal name Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design, Analysis and Manufacturing   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0890-0604
1469-1760
Publication date 2011-08-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1017/S0890060411000059
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 25
Issue 3
Start page 221
End page 235
Total pages 15
Editor Willemien Visser
Mary Lou Maher
Place of publication Cambridge, United Kingdom
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Language eng
Abstract This paper illustrates the complexity of pointing as it is employed in a design workshop. Using the method of interaction analysis, we argue that pointing is not merely employed to index, locate, or fix reference to an object. It also constitutes a practice for reestablishing intersubjectivity and solving interactional trouble such as misunderstandings or disagreements by virtue of enlisting something as part of the participants’ shared experience. We use this analysis to discuss implications for how such practices might be supported with computer mediation, arguing for a “bricolage” approach to systems development that emphasizes the provision of resources for users to collaboratively negotiate the accomplishment of intersubjectivity rather than systems that try to support pointing as a specific gestural action.
Keyword Collaborative design
Computer-mediated communication
Gesture
Intersubjectivity
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ
Additional Notes Special Issue 03 (The Role of Gesture in Designing)

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering Publications
 
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