Subjective Experience in Scenarios

Just because you are on the road does not mean that you can neglect your responsibilities back home, and one of mine today is to begin preparing for a PhD defense in a couple of weeks. The students is Eric Swanson, and his dissertation proposes “The Conceptual Scenario Framework for Representing Subjective Experience.” I don’t know, of course, whether or not that title is as compelling for you as it is for me, but all I can say is that I’ve been waiting for some work like this to come out of the design research community for some time. It is also true that thesis and dissertation defenses are among the favorite parts of my job, since I get to ask questions to someone who has spent several years thinking closely about a topic.