Take Care and Design the System

Human Computer Interaction researchers for a very long time have been working on solving issues to support efficiency and efficacy of working environment. With the development of the discipline and introduction of new perspectives, from social sciences and humanities, design studies, the HCI research agenda has changed. Interdisciplinarity of HCI encourages to ask questions that might be difficult to be addressed by other disciplines,

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Thick Data

Measuring reality is one the ways people are trying to understand the world. Since the early development of science researches were looking for the ways to describe the phenomena’s that surrounded them. We know a lot about how to collect data, how to analyse them but most importantly, we also know what kind of knowledge we can build through the use of different research methods.

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Opening the blackbox

Discussions over interpretations of the reality seem over-talked for many. They are long, nuanced and very often the point they make seems so small that it almost looks like splitting hairs. After reading about Lucy Suchman’s concept of Situated Action, I have realised that opening the door for new interpretations is also a very courageous thing to do.

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Human ubiquity

The main character of a Weiser’s vision of 21st century life is a single woman named Sal (Weiser, 1991). As her day starts, she is asked about a coffee and answers only by mumbling, like if a question was asked not by a machine, but by a person close to her.

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