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A Postphenomenological Method for HCI Research

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This paper presents an analysis of the presence and potential of a postphenomenology as a research method in human-computer interaction (HCI). Specifically, we introduce Rosenberger's method of variational cross-examination; an empirical approach that explores technological mediation through a critical comparison of multiple stabilities of a given technological artifact. With this outset, we revisit and analyze two existing HCI projects, a shape-changing bench and digitized sticky notes, and illustrate how a postphenomenological perspective may supplement these projects. Based on this analysis, we highlight the strengths and benefits of a postphenomenological approach to HCI research. Finally, we propose strategies for applying such an approach in future research.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 30th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference, OzCHI 2018 : OzCHI 2018
Number of pages10
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication yearDec 2018
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4503-6188-0
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2018
EventOzCHI 2018 - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 5 Dec 20187 Dec 2018


ConferenceOzCHI 2018

    Research areas

  • Comparative analysis, Concrete tailoring, Embodiment, Habits, Mediation theory, Multistability, Postphenomenology, Remediation, Roles, Shape-changing interfaces

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