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Human computer interaction is a key area of computing. The BCS Conference on Human Computer Interaction is the leading conference in the field in the UK. It covers the design, evaluation and application of techniques and approaches for interacting with devices and services. HCI is now on its 25th conference and for this anniversary, papers reflect on our theme of Health, Wealth and Happiness

HCI 2011 BCS - The Chartered Institute for IT

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Human computer interaction is a key area of computing. The BCS Conference on Human Computer Interaction is the leading conference in the field in the UK. It covers the design, evaluation and application of techniques and approaches for interacting with devices and services. HCI is now on its 25th conference and for this anniversary, papers reflect on our theme of Health, Wealth and Happiness

    Cyber-Sustainability: leaving a lasting legacy of human wellbeing

    Cyber-Sustainability: leaving a lasting legacy of human wellbeing

    This paper presents a case for the importance of sustainability in HCI as it relates to the Web. So far, the discussion about sustainability in HCI has focused on environmental aspects. However, our belief is that cyber-sustainability is much greater than this. We argue that to address cybersustainability correctly, the principles of sustainability should be considered in relation to 3 concerns: 1) environmental impacts, 2) psychological impacts, and 3) the worldview that the Web tends to promote. Several broad implications for more sustainable Web development are proposed.

    An analysis and criticism of ways in which the World Wide Web is altering young learners’ cognitive behaviors

    An analysis and criticism of ways in which the World Wide Web is altering young learners’ cognitive behaviors

    While this paper values the different ways in which the World Wide Web is making data ubiquitous and more accessible, it questions some of its subtle yet destructive effects on the Google Generation/those born after 1993. This paper will look over the learners’ interactions with online information, analyze the negative behavioral and psychological consequences caused by these interactions, question the consequences and in each case ask that designers of online experiences be more careful as they make design decisions when creating online interfaces.

    Interaction Design: Serving Corporate Needs

    Interaction Design: Serving Corporate Needs

    This paper looks at the ways in which professional interaction designers, despite the all too common rhetoric about serving humanity, end up uncritically serving corporate needs. It covers the conflict between the priorities of business and the goal of design; the influence of universities in setting students up to serve business interests; and how designers can resist by pursuing their own goals as radical professionals.

    Designing Novel Applications Inspired by Emerging Media Technologies

    Designing Novel Applications Inspired by Emerging Media Technologies

    In this paper, we argue that a great starting point of novel application design is not the problem space (trying to rigorously define the user requirements) but the solution space (trying to leverage emerging computational technologies and growing design knowledge for various interaction platforms), and we build a foundation for a pragmatic design methodology supported by the authors’ extensive experience in designing novel applications inspired by emerging media technologies

    Semantics, Hermeneutics, Statistics: Some Reflections on the Semantic Web

    Semantics, Hermeneutics, Statistics: Some Reflections on the Semantic Web

    We start with the ambition - dating back to the early days of the semantic web - of assembling a significant portion human knowledge into a contradiction-free form using semantic web technology. We argue that this would not be desirable, because there are concepts, known as essentially contested concepts, whose definitions are contentious due to deep-seated ethical disagreements. Further, we argue that the ninetenth century hermeneutical tradition has a great deal to say, both about the ambition, and about why it fails. We conclude with some remarks about statistics.

    Local Community Intelligence, Wellbeing and the Potential Role of Web 2.0 Applications

    Local Community Intelligence, Wellbeing and the Potential Role of Web 2.0 Applications

    This paper suggests that individuals within Local Communities may be very receptive to increased community engagement, outlines the need for a taxonomy to maximise the outcomes of Collective Intelligence (CI), speculates about some possibly rich seams for future research and some expedient ways of doing this through the use of Web 2.0 applications. In doing so there is consideration of contributions from Computer Science, Management and Design.

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