Rhyme Schemes

  • Jeffrey Bardzell Indiana University
Keywords: rhymes, design, theory, interaction, HCI


What “rhyming” gives us is an approach to establishing a serious basis of comparison between two seemingly unrelated thought systems. This comparison forms a basis for cross-pollinating nuances, applications, criticisms, and extensions of those ideas.


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