Deep Cover HCI: A Case for Covert Research in HCI

  title={Deep Cover HCI: A Case for Covert Research in HCI},
  author={Julie Rico Williamson and Daniel Sund{\'e}n},
  booktitle={CHI Extended Abstracts},
The growing popularity of methodologies that turn "to the wild" for real world data creates new ethical issues for the HCI community. For investigations questioning interactions in public or transient spaces, crowd interaction, or natural behaviour, uncontrolled and uninfluenced (by the experimenter) experiences represent the ideal evaluation environment. We argue that covert research can be completed rigorously and ethically to expand our knowledge of ubiquitous technologies. Our approach… CONTINUE READING
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