What To Study In HCI? A Reflection Based On CHI and UK Research Data

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Abstract

HCI is a wide, varied, and complex field that covers a broad spectrum of research. We therefore believe that there is no simple answer to the question 'what to study in HCI?' To shed some light on it, however, we reflect on this question with the aid of data from past HCI conferences, present meta-analyses reports, and possible future research priorities. In our discussion, we argue that the current focus of HCI research is too focused on studying the usability of gadgets. Instead, we believe that researchers in the HCI field have the unique opportunity to combine fundamental research, usability design, and awareness of social issues to achieve real-world impact. As such, we suggest that researchers should aim their studies on human aspects that can solve various needs, problems, and societal challenges.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 Apr 2015
EventWhat to Study in HCI? Workshop at CHI’15: 33rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - South Korea, Seoul, Korea, Democratic People's Republic of
Duration: 18 Apr 201518 Apr 2015

Workshop

WorkshopWhat to Study in HCI? Workshop at CHI’15: 33rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
CountryKorea, Democratic People's Republic of
CitySeoul
Period18/04/1518/04/15

Keywords

  • Research
  • strategy
  • overview
  • Research portfolio
  • CHI
  • introspection
  • data
  • topics
  • topic map
  • visualization
  • study
  • reflection
  • discussion
  • HCI

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    Padilla, S., Methven, T., Robb, D., & Chantler, M. J. (2015). What To Study In HCI? A Reflection Based On CHI and UK Research Data. Paper presented at What to Study in HCI? Workshop at CHI’15: 33rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Seoul, Korea, Democratic People's Republic of. https://doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.1.5169.2969