Oliver Bates, Vanessa Thomas, Christian Remy
Every year, thousands of HCI researchers, industry experts, and members of the public gather at the ACM SIGCHI conference to discuss recent developments in our field. We share our projects, debate our ideas, and make plans for future work. For many, it is an invaluable opportunity to check in with our peers and evaluate our priorities. We have noticed a recent rhetorical trend in HCI publications and in the pubs at CHI: A lot of people want to focus their work on "doing good," "making a difference," or "being inspiring." This is an exciting, if highly controversial, trend—one that…
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