- ヒューマンインタフェース学会論文誌 (ISSN:13447262)
- vol.11, no.1, pp.125-134, 2009-02-25 (Released:2019-09-04)
This paper presents a viewpoint of "benefit of inconvenience" based on the symbiotic thought and discusses several issues in the research field of systems design. Convenience generally implies "saving labor. " Designers aim to develop goods for sparing humans labor based on the assumption that "the more convenient life is, the richer it is." This assumption has yielded technical developments and outcomes that we generally appreciate. On the other hand, technologies have brought about several problems. One of the way to overcome such problems is pursuing further developments and convenience. But in the case where such developments yield further problems, symbiotic thought doubts of the final destination of this way. An alternative way is to get back to the basic focus on the problems. Benefits of inconveniences navigate us to the promising ways. Inconvenience enhances awareness, prompts creative contribution, and brews affirmative feeling.