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HCID Research Seminar - Implications for design: expanding core concepts in HCI




Speakers: Rebekah Cupitt, UCL Anthropology

Series: HCID Research Seminars

Seminar Abstract:

Implications for design are keystones for interaction design and studies in human-computer interaction. Yet what qualifies as an implication for design is highly subjective. In this presentation I move on from Dourish's original provocation to address how implications for design are just as encultured, situated and power-laden as the actual design of technology. I unpack what an implication might be in the context of television production in Sweden. Using examples from fieldwork I have carried out at Swedish Television's division for programming in Swedish Sign Language, the notion of an implication is thrown into question - as is my social science view on how to effect change. The concept of an implication for design is shown to be temporally located, not only situated in particular settings, and just as much about the researcher/designer as it is about the technology and its implementation.

About the speaker:

Rebekah is currently a Visiting Fellow at UCL Anthropology. Her research relates to technology, disability and social justice. More specifically, she carries out ethnographic research with d/Deaf film and television professionals in Sweden to examine different ways of being, technology's role, and relations of power.

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When and where

1.00pm - 2.00pmFriday 23rd March 2018

AG08 College Building City, University of London St John Street London EC1V 4PB United Kingdom