Popular related searches


32. Reification (to reify)

To reify (or reification) is used in a variety of meanings. According the WordNet 1.7 dictionary, reification means "regarding something abstract as a material thing". In the fields of HCI and interaction design the term is however most often used as "making something material from something abstract." In other words "thingifying" something abstract (like an idea, a work practice, a social relationshiop) or at least making a representation of it.

Chapter TOC

Get Weekly UX Insights

Join 316,420 designers who get useful UX tips from our newsletter.
A valid email address is required.

Topics in This Book Chapter:

Make Design Better: Share This Book Chapter