Jonathan Arnowitz, Elizabeth Dykstra-Erickson
In this issue we look at the complex and fascinating subject of security as it relates to HCI. In the words of special section guest editor Ryan West, "Security is as ubiquitous as it is nebulous" and, he asks, "given the expanding definition of security and intricacy of details, how should we treat user-centered security? Should designers find ways to make the guts of security more transparent so users understand it? Are user-security interactions unnecessary? That is, is security fundamentally a system-level issue that we should hide from users at all times? Which is a better experience?" This issue's…
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