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theater of the oppressed

  1. The Anthropophagic Studio:  Towards a Critical Pedagogy for Interaction Design

    The Anthropophagic Studio: Towards a Critical Pedagogy for Interaction Design

    Abstract: The design studio is the standard approach for interaction design education in the Global North. Nevertheless, in the Global South, this approach is not directly applicable due to authoritarian educational systems founded on colonialist ideologies. This research reports on an attempt to appropriate the design studio and fundamental interaction design concepts in Brazil. Following the anthropophagy tradition of hybridization, the foreign concepts […] - Jul 25, 2020
  2. Interaction Design Theater

    Interaction Design Theater

    Interaction design, like theater, depends on the performances of human actors to realize its aesthetic expression. Interaction designers create software code much like theater scripts, while users often ignore them and improvise. Drawing from the analogy of Computer as Theater proposed by Brenda Laurel and the Theater of the Oppressed developed by Augusto Boal, this […] - Oct 31, 2018
  3. Designing oppressive and libertarian interactions with the conscious body

    Designing oppressive and libertarian interactions with the conscious body

    Abstract: Human-Computer Interaction literature often includes the allegory of computers oppressing users through badly designed interfaces. Analyzing this oppression relation through the critical pedagogy of Paulo Freire, it is possible to say that computers are not oppressors, yet they can be considered oppressive if one social group is using it to oppress another. This article introduces […] - Oct 31, 2017
  4. Deixe_me

    Deixe_me

    Deixe_me is an interactive short movie produced by Erick Gustavo e Marta Heupa to address the contradiction between the need for self-presentation and the risk of cyberbullying in social media. - Mar 31, 2016
  5. Depression and I

    Depression and I

    This is a short animation movie produced by Marcos Balbinot to express his experience of going through depression. The movie tried to convey the prejudices faced by people with this mental condition, in an attempt to reduce it. The movie has attracted more than 60.000 viewers on Youtube. - Mar 31, 2016