Interaction criticism: A proposal and framework for a new discipline of HCI

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Abstract

Though interaction designers critique interfaces as a regular part of their research and practice, the field of HCI lacks a proper discipline of interaction criticism. By interaction criticism we mean rigorous, evidence-based interpretive analysis that explicates relationships among elements of an interface and the meanings, affects, moods, and intuitions they produce in the people that interact with them; the immediate goal of this analysis is the generation of innovative design insights. We summarize existing work offering promising directions in interaction criticism to build a case for a proper discipline. We then propose a framework for the discipline, relating each of its parts to recent HCI research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages2463-2472
Number of pages10
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008
Event28th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Florence, Italy
Duration: Apr 5 2008Apr 10 2008

Other

Other28th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityFlorence
Period4/5/084/10/08

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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