Experience before Things @ alt.chi 13

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While things (i.e., technologies) play a crucial role in creating and shaping meaningful, positive experiences, their true value lies only in the resulting experiences. It is about what we can do and experience with a thing, about the stories unfolding through using a technology, not about its styling, material, or impressive list of features. This paper explores the notion of "experiences" further: from the link between experiences, well-being, and people's developing post-materialistic stance to the challenges of the experience market and the experience-driven design of technology.