Co-performance: Conceptualizing the role of artificial agency in the design of everyday life

Lenneke Kuijer, Elisa Giaccardi

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This paper introduces the notion of co-performance, with the aim to offer Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) researchers and practitioners a new perspective on the role of artificial agency in everyday life, from automated systems to autonomous devices. In contrast to 'smartness,' which focuses on a supposed autonomy of artifacts, co-performance considers artifacts as capable of learning and performing next to people. This shifts the locus of design from matters of distributions of agency at design time, to matters of embodied learning in everyday practice for both human and artificial performers. From this perspective, co-performance acknowledges the dynamic differences in capabilities between humans and artifacts, and highlights the fundamentally recursive relation between professional design and use. Implications for HCI design practice are unpacked through reflections on smart thermostat design in light of historic changes in roles between humans and heating systems, and changing ideas of appropriateness in everyday practices of domestic heating.

Originele taal-2Engels
TitelCHI 2018 - Extended Abstracts of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
SubtitelEngage with CHI
UitgeverijAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Aantal pagina's14
ISBN van elektronische versie9781450356206, 9781450356213
StatusGepubliceerd - 20 apr 2018
EvenementCHI '18 - Montreal, Canada, Montreal, Canada
Duur: 21 apr 201826 apr 2018
Congresnummer: 36


CongresCHI '18
Verkorte titelCHI
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