Disruptive improvisations: Making use of non-deterministic art practices in HCI

Kristina Andersen, Laura Devendorf, James Pierce, Ron Wakkary, Daniela K. Rosner

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Abstract

The goal of this one-day workshop is to open space for disruptive techniques and strategies to be used in the making, prototyping, and conceptualizations of the artifacts and systems developed and imagined within HCI. Specifically, this workshop draws on strategies from art, speculative design, and activism, as we aim to productively “trouble” the design processes behind HCI. We frame these explorations as "disruptive improvisations" — tactics artists and designers use to make the familiar strange or creatively problematize in order to foster new insights. The workshop invites participants to inquire through making and take up key themes as starting points to develop disruptive improvisations for design. These include modesty, scarcity, uselessness, no-technology, and failure. The workshop will produce a zine workbook or pamphlet to be distributed during the conference to bring visibility to the role these tactics of making in a creative design practices.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI 2018 - Extended Abstracts of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Subtitle of host publicationEngage with CHI
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages1-8
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781450356206, 9781450356213
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Apr 2018
Event2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2018 - Montreal, Canada, Montreal, Canada
Duration: 21 Apr 201826 Apr 2018
Conference number: 36
http://chi2018.acm.org
https://chi2018.acm.org/

Conference

Conference2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2018
Abbreviated titleCHI '18
CountryCanada
CityMontreal
Period21/04/1826/04/18
Internet address

Keywords

  • Art-inspired prototyping
  • Constraint
  • Designerly improvisation
  • Disruption
  • Fluxus
  • Non-determinism
  • Undiscovery
  • Uselessness

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    Andersen, K., Devendorf, L., Pierce, J., Wakkary, R., & Rosner, D. K. (2018). Disruptive improvisations: Making use of non-deterministic art practices in HCI. In CHI 2018 - Extended Abstracts of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems: Engage with CHI (pp. 1-8). [W11] Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/3170427.3170630