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Title: Designing for Others, and the Trap of HCI Methods & Practices
Authors: Vandenberghe, Bert ×
Slegers, Karin #
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: ACM
Host Document: Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems pages:512-524
Conference: Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2016) edition:34 location:San Jose, CA, USA date:7-12 May 2016
Article number: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2851581.2892584
Abstract: HCI research often (cl)aims to do good for others, but does it actually? We discuss two cases that exemplify how designing for others can in fact be harmful: the Games Against Health paper by Linehan et al. and the Uninvited Guests video by Superflux. We feel that user-centered methods are often considered as a safe-conduct, simply because the end-user is involved one cannot do wrong. We plead for explicit transparency about the origin of research projects and technology designs to put a critical reflection about underlying values of the work into practice.
ISBN: 978-1-4503-4082-3
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IC
Appears in Collections:Institute for Media Studies
× corresponding author
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