This is pretty funny. Here is some twitter ad that came up on my feed explaining that “the old way” which is complex communication interactions should be done away with, and the implied “new” (read:better) way is a good ole fashioned Shannon & Weaver model of communication. Message goes in, message goes out. Funny thing is, “The Intercom Way” is quite literally the old way of thinking about communication. Historical lolz.

This is an interesting case of domestication/design theory at work. First we have the design of the toy but then we have the design or the construction of the user that is used as a justification for the kinds of consumption that are suppose to precede use. But then there is the actual users themselves and they have every opportunity to exceed the expectations of the designers. What is at stake her is the construction of a “toy” which is here a general category of object for “children”. But then, this too can be troubled by the fact that many “children’s toys” are bought by adults for their own pleasure. Or children coming across “adult toys” do not comprehend them at all in terms of their adultness. Instead, they are reconstituted as meaningful in terms of child’s play.

Based on this categorization, I am not sure how professionals and enterprises are not consumers as, each user type engages in activities of consumption. The question then is, what kind of subject is being expressed about the “consumer”. via Mobile trends, web and native


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