Behind the lens: a visual exploration of epistemological commitments in HCI research on the home

A. Desjardins, R.L. Wakkary, W. Odom

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    Abstract

    In this pictorial, we propose an alternative approach to investigating human-computer interaction (HCI) researchers' epistemological commitments in research on the home. While researchers' commitments can be discussed through textual aspects of their research, in this pictorial we conduct a pattern analysis of visual elements as a productive way to further inquire into such kinds of commitments. By analyzing visual elements from 121 works in HCI research on the home, we identify seven types of observers, which can be associated with epistemological commitments in research. We also propose two new complementary observers: the absent observer and the protagonist observer.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationDIS 2016 - Proceedings of the 2016 ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems: Fuse
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
    Pages360-376
    Number of pages17
    ISBN (Print)9781450340311
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 4 Jun 2016
    Event11th ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS 2016) - Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
    Duration: 4 Jun 20168 Jun 2016
    Conference number: 11
    http://www.dis2016.org/

    Conference

    Conference11th ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS 2016)
    Abbreviated titleDIS 2016
    Country/TerritoryAustralia
    CityBrisbane
    Period4/06/168/06/16
    Other“Fuse"
    Internet address

    Keywords

    • Epistemological commitments
    • Home
    • Visual exploration

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