Alternate endings: Using fiction to explore design futures

Conor Linehan, Ben Kirman, Ron Wakkary, Audrey Desjardins, Theresa Jean Tanenbaum, Mark Blythe, Stuart Reeves

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Abstract

Design research and practice within HCI is inherently oriented toward the future. However, the vision of the future described by HCI researchers and practitioners is typically utility-driven and focuses on the short term. It rarely acknowledges the potentially complex social and psychological long-term consequences of the technology artefacts produced. Thus, it has the potential to unintentionally cause real harm. Drawing on scholarship that investigates the link between fiction and design, this workshop will explore "alternate endings" to contemporary HCI papers. Attendees will use fictional narratives to envision long-term consequences of contemporary HCI projects, as a means for engaging the CHI community in a consideration of the values and implications of interactive technology.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI EA 2014
Subtitle of host publicationOne of a ChiNd - Extended Abstracts, 32nd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Place of PublicationNew York, NY, United States
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages45-48
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781450324748
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 26 Apr 2014
Event32nd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2014 - Toronto, ON, Canada
Duration: 26 Apr 20141 May 2014

Publication series

NameConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings

Conference

Conference32nd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2014
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityToronto, ON
Period26/04/141/05/14

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