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Thoughts on Interaction Design, 2nd Edition by Jon Kolko

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Chapter Five. Poetry, Spirit, and Soul
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One way of examining and considering substance in design is through a linguistic lens of poetry. An interaction occurs in the conceptual space between a person and an object. It is at once physical, cognitive, and social. A poetic interaction is one that resonates immediately but yet continues to inform later—it is one that causes reflection and that relies heavily on a state of emotional awareness. Additionally, a poetic interaction is one that is nearly always subtle yet mindful.
Consider the poetic and highly refined act of chopping a clove of garlic with a Wüsthof cook's knife, and compare it to ...

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