Expanding and refining design and criticality in HCI

James Pierce, Phoebe Sengers, Tad Hirsch, Tom Jenkins, William Gaver, Carl Disalvo

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Abstract

The term 'critical design' is on the upswing in HCI. We analyze how discourses around 'critical design' are diverging in Design and HCI. We argue that this divergence undermines HCI's ability to learn from and appropriate the design approaches signaled by this term. Instead, we articulate two ways to broaden and deepen connections between Design and HCI: (1) develop a broader collective understanding of what these design approaches can be, without forcing them to be about 'criticality' or 'critical design,' narrowly construed; and (2) shape a variation of design criticism to better meet Design practices, terms, and ways of knowing.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI '15: Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Place of PublicationNew York, NY, United States
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages2083-2092
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781450331456
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 Apr 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event33rd Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2015 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 18 Apr 201523 Apr 2015

Publication series

NameConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings
Volume2015-April

Conference

Conference33rd Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2015
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of
CitySeoul
Period18/04/1523/04/15

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