Interface Critique is neither interested in the enhancement of usability and mere ergonomic questions of design nor in the optimization of user orientation and user experience.
Interface Critique does not require a generally accepted definition of the interface. On the contrary: The obscurity and fuzziness of the term interface promises theoretical productivity and fruitful frictions among all kinds of disciplines.
In order to render these diverse and multifaceted aspects of the interface visible, we need to expand our focus and include politics, history, philosophy, aesthetics, economics, sociology, engineering, coding, architecture, art, design and many more.
Interface Critique strives to expose the implicit agencies, conditions and contingencies of interfaces, applications and apparatuses.
Interface Critique encourages comprehensive and trans-disciplinary perspectives and promotes an understanding of the interface as a dynamic cultural phenomenon.
Interface Critique acknowledges that the discourse on interfaces is neither new nor ground-breaking and therefore intends to resurface old texts and discourses, either through translation, republication or initial publication if they haven’t been or are no longer available.
Interface Critique actively seeks to expand these viewpoints beyond the western European framework and to include more female authors and contributors.
Interface Critique depends on the goodwill of its editorial team and the continuing support of its network.
Founder Florian Hadler
Team Alice Soiné Daniel Irrgang
Former Contributors Helene von Schwichow Joachim Haupt
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