Blogs

  • HCI Across Borders @CHI2017

    Neha Kumar Posted: Thu, May 25, 2017 - 5:08:41

    We are living in uncertain times where some borders are more visible than others. Even in our increasingly globalized cultures, as people and goods move from one place to another,…

  • Turning people into workbooks

    Tobie Kerridge Posted: Wed, May 17, 2017 - 3:19:10

    With its third biannual conference, RTD 2017 continued to mix intimacy and ambition with lively and informal discussion of research through design, enabled by a focus on the artifacts that…

  • Robots, aesthetics, and heritage contexts

    Maria Luce Lupetti Posted: Fri, April 21, 2017 - 12:11:02

    Most people today have not yet had the opportunity to interact directly with a robot in their everyday lives, except maybe with children’s toys or those charming robotic vacuum cleaners.…

  • Design research and social media

    Fatema Qaed Posted: Thu, April 13, 2017 - 11:37:54

    The timing of my fieldwork about learning spaces in Bahrain was during the Arab Spring of 2011. This initially created significant cultural and political difficulties, not just for me, but…

  • Why HCI history matters!

    Daniel Rosenberg Posted: Thu, April 06, 2017 - 3:04:33

    I want to use this blog entry to publically thank Jonathan Grudin both personally and on behalf of the larger HCI community for authoring From Tool to Partner: The Evolution…

  • A history of human-computer interaction

    Jonathan Grudin Posted: Fri, March 24, 2017 - 10:46:31

    A journey ended with the publication in January of my book, From Tool to Partner: The Evolution of Human-Computer Action.The beginningRon Baecker’s 1987 Readings in Human-Computer Interaction quoted from prescient…

  • Toward affective social interaction in VR

    Giulio Jacucci Posted: Mon, March 20, 2017 - 3:47:26

    I first encountered VR in the late 90s, as a researcher looking at how it provided engineers and designers an environment for prototyping. After that I became more interested in…

  • What kinds of users are there? Identity and identity descriptions

    Aaron Marcus Posted: Mon, March 06, 2017 - 11:37:54

    User-centered design of user-friendly products and services is based on the assumption that designers are aware of who the users are. Their understanding is embodied in typical user identities or…

  • From stereoscopes to holograms: The latest interaction design platform

    Joe Sokohl Posted: Tue, January 10, 2017 - 11:38:04

    Shortly before the widespread availability of photographs in the first third of the 19th century, stereoscopes appeared. We’ve been flirting with portable, on-demand three-dimensionality in experience ever since. From Sir…

  • Observations on finishing a book

    Jonathan Grudin Posted: Tue, January 03, 2017 - 11:39:03

    I’ve only posted twice to the Interactions blog in 8 months, but I’ve been writing, and frequently thought “this would be a good blog essay.” Minutes ago, I emailed in…