The Abracadabra series invites us to share a “heartfelt wish” for the future of our discipline. My big wish for HCI/UX concerns our work in health and well-being. Globally, our current cultural norms are unhealthy. We know the stats: We are sendentary, underslept, and overfed on cheap calories of low nutritional value; we spend more time on screens than with each other. It’s no wonder that work in health HCI has been growing so rapidly over the past decade. But what effect can we claim to have had? At what scale? What are our grand successes? What have we…
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