Reification User Experience (UX) topic overview/definition
Literature on Reification
Ch 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 abst...