Made for Sharing: HCI Stories of Transfer, Triumph & Tragedy

Workshop at the ACM CHI 2013 Conference


DATE: 27 April 2013 (Saturday)

TIME: 9:00 - 17:30

VENUE: Université Paris-Dauphine, Paris, France




Recent studies on how traditional HCI methods are applied in practice entail re-conceptualization of the nature of such methods, leading to the notion of ‘method-as-set-of-resources’. Re-usable resources provide some, but not all, of the required resources for design work. Others must be provided locally within design work contexts. The expanding scope of use contexts alongside the shift of emphasis to user experience calls for the development of alternative HCI practices. These two trends can influence each other. Understanding, via structured case studies, how HCI professionals transfer the same (set) of design and evaluation methods across use contexts in terms of appropriating and configuring method-resources can provide applied knowledge for: (i) creating new methods, (ii) training novices, and (iii) laying a firmer groundwork for formal analysis of HCI methods. This workshop aims to bring together HCI professionals who have method-transfer experience and knowledge to share, analyze and synthesize insights so gained.

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