Designing for others, and the trap of HCI methods amp; practices

B Vandenberghe, K Slegers

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© 2016 Authors. HCI research often (cl)aims to do good for others, but does it actually? We discuss two cases that exemplify how designing for others can in fact be harmful: the Games Against Health paper by Linehan et al. and the Uninvited Guests video by Superflux. We feel that usercentered methods are often considered as a safeconduct, simply because the end-user is involved one cannot do wrong. We plead for explicit transparency about the origin of research projects and technology designs to put a critical reflection about underlying values of the work into practice.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 7 May 2016
Externally publishedYes


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