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Re-Imagining HCI: New Materialist Philosophy and Figurations as Tool for Design

@article{Klumbyte2020ReImaginingHN,
  title={Re-Imagining HCI: New Materialist Philosophy and Figurations as Tool for Design},
  author={Goda Klumbyte and Claude Draude and Loren Britton},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2020},
  volume={abs/2003.02312}
}
In this paper we interrogate the practices of imagining in human-computer interaction (HCI), particularly in scenario building (SBE) and persona construction. We discuss the philosophical premises of HCI imaginings in rationalism, cognitivism and phenomenology, and we propose (feminist) new materialist philosophy as an enriching perspective that helps generate a holistic, relational perspective of users, imaginaries and technologies. In the end we explore the method of figurations as a… 

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