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Where the Action Is - The Foundations of Embodied Interaction
TLDR
This book addresses the philosophical bases of human-computer interaction and looks in particular at how tangible and social approaches to interaction are related, how they can be used to analyze and understand embodied interaction, and how they could affect the design of future interactive systems.
Awareness and coordination in shared workspaces
TLDR
A study of shared editor use is discussed which suggests that awareness information provided and exploited passively through the shared workspace, allows users to move smoothly between close and loose collaboration, and to assign and coordinate work dynamically.
What we talk about when we talk about context
  • P. Dourish
  • Art
    Personal and Ubiquitous Computing
  • 1 February 2004
TLDR
This paper suggests that the representational stance implied by conventional interpretations of “context” misinterprets the role of context in everyday human activity, and proposes an alternative model that suggests different directions for design.
Re-place-ing space: the roles of place and space in collaborative systems
TLDR
While designers use spatial models to support interaction, it is shown how it is actually a notion of “place” which frames interactive behaviour, which leads to re-evaluate spatial systems and discuss how ‘place’, rather than “space”, can support CSCW design.
Unpacking "privacy" for a networked world
TLDR
A model of privacy as a dynamic, dialectic process is outlined, and three tensions that govern interpersonal privacy management in everyday life are discussed, and these are used to explore select technology case studies drawn from the research literature.
Implications for design
TLDR
It is suggested that "implications for design" may not be the best metric for evaluation and may, indeed, fail to capture the value of ethnographic investigations.
Portholes: supporting awareness in a distributed work group
TLDR
Initial experiences of the system in use at EuroPARC and PARC suggest that Portholes both supports shared awareness and helps to build a “sense of community”.
Postcolonial computing: a lens on design and development
TLDR
This work inspires four key shifts in the approach to HCI4D efforts: generative models of culture, development as a historical program, uneven economic relations, and cultural epistemologies, and reconsideration of the practices of engagement, articulation and translation in other contexts.
The Appropriation of Interactive Technologies: Some Lessons from Placeless Documents
  • P. Dourish
  • Computer Science
    Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW)
  • 30 September 2003
TLDR
Drawing examples from applications developed as part of a novel documentmanagement system, this paper develops an initial set of design principles for appropriable technologies, particularlyrelevant to component-based approaches to system design that blur the traditional application boundaries.
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