Table of Contents

VOLUME XXVIII.5 September - October 2021

    • Engaging race in HCI

      Christina Harrington, Daniela Rosner, Alex Taylor, Mikael Wiberg

      How is HCI engaging with the topic of race? The past year has seen a broadened attention to this question. Black scholars in HCI and computing have called for accountability around racial equity and access not only in our research but also in our methods of publishing, conference spaces,…

  • What are you reading?
    • What are you reading? Prerna Srigyan

      Prerna Srigyan

      What are you reading? Prerna Srigyan

      Does scrolling through Twitter threads and Instagram stories count as reading? Suited to the bodily rhythms of staying in bed just a little while longer or sitting on the toilet for just the right amount of time, Twitter and Instagram are where I get updates about the latest creative…

  • Exhibit X
    • Remendar lo nuevo (mending the new)

      Tania Pérez-Bustos

      Remendar lo nuevo (mending the new)

      In Colombia, textile-making has emerged as an important way for collectives of women to process the grief and trauma that they have suffered through many years of conflict. Since the 2016 peace agreement, the country has turned toward processes of reconciliation. The project Remendar lo Nuevo (Mending the New)…

  • Columns
    • I am sorry!

      Gopinaath Kannabiran

      I am sorry!

      The topic of forgiveness is slowly gaining attention among researchers interested in the design of digital technology and computer-mediated interactions around topics such as security, trust, intimacy, privacy, and repairing broken or strained relationships. For instance, Asimina Vasalou and colleagues propose five provisions to guide designers who want to…

    • Confronting racial (in)justice: Charlie Levin’s immersive performance art approach

      Elizabeth Churchill

      Confronting racial (in)justice: Charlie Levin’s immersive performance art approach

      Racism is often talked about in terms of the actions of single individuals. However, racism is a collective, social phenomenon. A number of areas of research and practice take this as a starting point for intervention and change. One example, "social dreaming," takes a collective psychotherapeutic approach [1], working…

    • Design. research. art. | Weaving voices to enrich HCI practice

      Daria Loi

      Design. research. art. | Weaving voices to enrich HCI practice

      There are books that once read stay with you forever. These are books with the astonishing ability to circle back and entrench themselves in your life in the most remarkable, wondrous ways and for the most remarkable, wondrous reasons. Douglas R. Hofstadter's Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid…

  • Making/breaking
    • Society and inclusive technology design pedagogy—a digital zine

      Jay Cunningham

      Society and inclusive technology design pedagogy—a digital zine

      As an early career and developing human-computer interaction (HCI) scholar, I, along with student peers in CS and HCI, have found it challenging to engage with academic coursework and research surrounding inclusive design, especially in areas of ethnic, gender, and cultural diversity. But after coming across a LinkedIn post…

  • Forums
  • Features
    • HCI taking turns

      Verena Fuchsberger, Marta Dziabiola, Azur Mešić, Daniel Nørskov, Ralf Vetter

      HCI taking turns

      The fields of human-computer interaction and interaction design are always changing. Technology is pervading every aspect of human life and body, and intelligence is becoming distributed among humans and nonhumans; individuals, society, and technology are intermingling at what feels like a remarkably quick pace, requiring designers and design researchers…

    • Playing with the interior body

      Zhuying Li, Yan Wang, Stefan Greuter, Florian Mueller

      Playing with the interior body

      Fantastic Voyage is a 1966 science-fiction movie in which a crew enters a submarine that is then shrunk and injected into a physicist's bloodstream to facilitate the removal of a life-threatening blood clot. The film exemplifies the ever-present human desire to know more about the interior body. Among contemporary…

    • Interaction design inspirations from children’s drawings in a mixed-reality museum exhibition

      Rojin Vishkaie

      Interaction design inspirations from children’s drawings in a mixed-reality museum exhibition

      In this article, we contribute to child-computer interaction (CCI) as an evolving area of research and design. Our goal is to explore children's, as well as their families', understanding of Greek culture in the mixed-reality (MR) exhibition Take Me There: Greece (TMTG) at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis. We…

  • Dialogues
    • Designing for the Black experience

      Christina Harrington, Brittany Johnson, Denae Ford, Angela Smith

      Designing for the Black experience

      A little over a year ago, the U.S. and much of the rest of the world erupted into protests and rebellions following the murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. Black scholars in the computing field took up the task to challenge the larger computing community to evaluate its…

    • Keepin’ it real about race in HCI

      Race in HCI Collective, Angela Smith, Adriana Garcia, Ian Arawjo, Audrey Bennett, Khalia Braswell, Bryan Dosono, Ron Eglash, Denae Ford, Daniel Gardner, Shamika Goddard, Jaye Nias, Cale Passmore, Yolanda Rankin, Naba Rizvi, Carol Scott, Jakita Thomas, Alexandra To, Ihudiya Ogbonnaya-Ogburu, Marisol Wong-Villacres

      Keepin’ it real about race in HCI

      In 2020, several of us aimed to disrupt the status quo and begin conversations around race in research and what that meant for the HCI community. We sought to construct a haven for ourselves, our participants, and our research as people of color by adapting critical race theory to…

    • Reflecting on being Black in computing

      Quincy Brown, Tyrone Grandison, Odest Jenkins, Jamika Burge, Tawanna Dillahunt, Jakita Thomas, Sheena Erete, Yolanda Rankin

      Reflecting on being Black in computing

      In June 2020, a community of Black computing professionals from around the world published an open letter (, initiated by some of the authors, and two calls for action to the global computing community, one from Black in Computing ( and the other an ACM Interactions blog [1]). The…

  • Calendar
    • Calendar

      INTR Staff


      September Audio Mostly 2021 (Trento, Italy) September 1–3, 2021 MuC '21: Mensch und Computer Conference (Ingolstadt, Germany) September 5–9, 2021 AutomotiveUI '21: 13th International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications (virtual) September 9–14, 2021 UbiComp '21: ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and…

  • Exit
    • Segment 148

      Ashley Freeby

      Segment 148

      Contributor: Ashley M. Freeby Curator/Editor: Nia Easley Segment 148 is dedicated to George Floyd. Copyright held by author The Digital Library is published by the Association for Computing Machinery. Copyright©2021 ACM, Inc.