|Speaker||Anders Persson (HCI)|
|Comment||Classical and Modern Papers in HCI|
|Title||Paper-seminar, Construal-Level Theory of Psychological Distance|
|Abstract||In this seminar we will discuss the article, and concept of; "Construal-Level Theory of Psychological Distance", by Trope and Liberman (2010). This concept has spawned a lot of new research, and their framework entails; that the more distanced we (mentally) construe an object/situation, it will become more abstract. This affect how we think about this object or situation, and more importantly, our actions related to it.
I recommend to focus on chapters I-III, for background and motivation to the concept, and chapters V-VI, about effects on actions. We could have and discussion about the solidity of the concept itself, and about the relevance of the effects on actions. For example; How does it relate to decision-making, IT-systems, and IT-design methodology?
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