Interaction criticism and aesthetics

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    Abstract

    As HCI becomes more self-consciously implicated in culture, theories from cultural studies, in particular aesthetics and critical theory, are increasingly working their way into the field. However, the use of aesthetics and critical theory in HCI remains both marginal and uneven in quality. This paper explores the state of the art of aesthetics and critical theory in the field, before going on to explore the role of these cultural theories in the analysis and deployment of the twin anchors of interaction: The user and the artifact. In concludes with a proposed mapping of aesthetics and critical theory into interaction design, both as a practice and as a discipline.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationCHI 2009
    Subtitle of host publicationDigital Life New World - Proceedings of the 27th International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
    Pages2357-2366
    Number of pages10
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 2009
    Event27th International Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2009 - Boston, MA, United States
    Duration: Apr 4 2009Apr 9 2009

    Publication series

    NameConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings

    Other

    Other27th International Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2009
    CountryUnited States
    CityBoston, MA
    Period4/4/094/9/09

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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