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The paper offers theoretical support for research through design (RtD) by arguing that in order to legitimize and make use of research through design as research, HCI researchers need to explore and clarify how RtD objects might contribute to knowledge. Leveraging the tradition of aesthetics in the arts and humanities, we argue that while the intentions of(More)
FEATURE The user now has an explicit and visible representation inside the screen as well. This representation has different names, including " profile " and " avatar, " and it is ultimately through this representation of the self, rather than the " real " self sitting in " meat space, " that people interact with data, systems, and one another in(More)
With substantial efforts in ubiquitous computing, ICT4D, and sustainable interaction design, among others, HCI is increasingly engaging with matters of social change that go beyond the immediate qualities of interaction. In doing so, HCI takes on scientific and moral concerns. This paper explores the potential for feminist social science to contribute to(More)
<i>Constructive design research</i> is a form of research where design activity is a central research activity. One type of constructive design research is critical design, which seeks to disrupt or transgress social and cultural norms. Critical design's advocates have turned to <i>critical theory</i> as an intellectual resource to support their approach.(More)
Though interaction designers critique interfaces as a regular part of their research and practice, the field of HCI lacks a proper discipline of interaction criticism. By interaction criticism I mean rigorous interpre-tive interrogations of the complex relationships between (a) the interface, including its material and perceptual qualities as well as its(More)
In the past decade, HCI has become increasingly preoccupied with the deeply subjective qualities of interaction: experience, embodiment, pleasure, intimacy, and so on, an agenda sometimes grouped under the heading of "third-wave HCI"."Analytically understanding and designing for such qualities has been an ongoing challenge to the field, in part because its(More)
We examine the recent move from a rhetoric of &#8220;users&#8221; toward one of &#8220;makers,&#8221; &#8220;crafters,&#8221; and &#8220;hackers&#8221; within HCI discourse. Through our analysis, we make several contributions. First, we provide a general overview of the structure and common framings within research on makers. We discuss how these statements(More)
As interest in experience and affect in HCI continues to grow, particularly with regard to social media and Web 2.0 technologies, research on techniques for evaluating user engagement is needed. This paper presents a study of popular Internet videos involving a mixed method approach to user engagement. Instruments included physiological measures, emotional(More)