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This article has been published in: Ocula 20, The Place of the User in Design

author: Inès Garmon (GRIPIC, CELSA, Paris-Sorbonne (FR))

Tinder: a user-centered design? The user’s position within the swipe design

language: french

publication date: October 2019

abstract: This article questions the user’s place within the design of the geolocalised dating app Tinder. It aims to analyse its situation in the real and achieved practices of this service as well as to provide a way of thinking about its condition in touch-screen devices’ design, starting with their way of being manipulated. As they are relevant both for industrials and consumers, the “Small gestures” allowing manipulation of touch-screens are the core of the relationship between the conceptor / the objects / the users and of a half-consent illusion. Beyond semiotic and technical forms, attractives and euphorics, some new economical, political, cultural, social and anthropological forces are now involved.

keywords: design, design centré utilisateur, design d’expérience, swipe, tinder, petits gestes, user centered design, user experience, swipe, tinder, small gestures

OCULA-20-GARMON-Tinder.pdf ➞ PDF [561Kb]

DOI: 10.12977/ocula2019-10

citation information: Inès Garmon, Tinder : un design centré utilisateur ? La place de l’usager en régime de swipe, "Ocula", vol.20, n.20, pp.107-126, October 2019. DOI: 10.12977/ocula2019-10


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