Understanding the Boundaries between Policymaking and HCI

Anne Spaa, Abigail Durrant, Chris Elsden, John Vines

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Abstract

There is a growing body of literature in HCI examining the intersection between policymaking and technology research. However, what it means to engage in policymaking in our field, or the ways in which evidence from HCI studies is translated into policy, is not well understood. We report on interviews with 11 participants working at the intersection of technology research and policymaking. Analysis of this data highlights how evidence is understood and made sense of in policymaking processes, what forms of evidence are privileged over others, and the work that researchers engage in to meaningfully communicate their work to policymaking audiences. We discuss how our findings pose challenges for certain traditions of research in HCI, yet also open up new policy opportunities for those engaging in more speculative research practices. We conclude by discussing three ways forward that the HCI community can explore to increase engagement with policymaking contexts.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '19)
Subtitle of host publicationMay 4–9, 2019, Glasgow, Scotland UK
Place of PublicationNew York, NY, USA
PublisherACM
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781450359702
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 May 2019
EventACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2019: CHI’19 Workshop: HCI in China: Research Agenda, Education Curriculum, Industry Partnership, and Communities Building - Scottish Event Campus, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 May 20199 May 2019
https://chi2019.acm.org/
http://chi2019.acm.org

Conference

ConferenceACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2019
Abbreviated titleCHI 2019
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityGlasgow
Period4/05/199/05/19
Internet address

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