What to study in HCI?

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The question "What to Study in HCI" has two parts. First it asks how HCI researchers think about the research challenges they tackle: how do they decide what problems to engage with and how to study them? Second, the question also asks what is the subject of HCI: which challenges should researchers address and, ultimately, what makes us unique as a discipline? While there have been intermittent discussions on this topic in HCI, the present workshop emphasizes this question and explore some possible answers among a group of seasoned researchers. One reason is our belief that researchers can benefit from addressing these questions so as to develop their practical understanding (e.g., "tricks of the trade") of how to tackle the complexity of selecting "what to study". Second, we argue that researchers can benefit from thinking about the epistemological grounds upon which they base their everyday work, that is, thinking about what HCI is. The workshop results in publicly available key readings and position papers on "What to Study in HCI". Copyright is held by the author/owner(s).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI EA '15 Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Number of pages4
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication date2015
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4503-3146-3
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event33rd Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2015 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 18 Apr 201523 Apr 2015


Conference33rd Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2015
LandKorea, Republic of
SponsorACM Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction (ACM SIGCHI)

    Research areas

  • Methodology, Research questions

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