Features

XXVI.3 May - June 2019
Page: 36
Digital Citation

What is (un)acceptable? Thoughts on social acceptability in HCI research


Authors:
Marion Koelle, Thomas Olsson, Robb Mitchell, Julie Williamson, Susanne Boll

Technology is changing the way we experience our lives. Interactive and increasingly intelligent technologies allow us to tackle challenges previously considered unsolvable and to augment our capabilities of sensing, communication, and even creativity. Examples include head-mounted displays and smart personal services for ubiquitous information access, and autonomous vehicles for increased comfort and safety. Simultaneously, these very same technologies introduce new risks, raise new concerns, and can increase both social tension and inequality between users and non-users. Insights A natural focus for HCI is new interface technologies and how they are used in social situations, which is crucial to…




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