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  • Vanessa Thomas
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  • Manu J. Brueggemann, University Lancaster
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  • Ding Wang, Bristol University
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  • Andy Darby, University Lancaster
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  • Benjamin Wohl, University Lancaster
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  • Lindsay Mac Donald Vermeulen, The Alexandra Institute
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  • Oliver Bates, University Lancaster
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  • David Feldman, Trisula Solutions Inc

CHI can be a multisensory overload. Attendees endure days of workshops, presentations, evening parties, and ephemeral interactions. This paper attempts to disrupt that onslaught of activities [9]. It draws inspiration from theories and methods already in HCI—e.g. mindfulness [1], reflective design [8], and slow design [4, 7]—to bring eight pages of silence to the conference. This is meant to disrupt CHI’s busy schedule and help attendees foster resilience. In pursuit of these aims, the authors will use the time and pages offered by this paper to facilitate a group silence; quiet, for just a moment, in the midst of the hurricane that is CHI.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI 2018 - Extended Abstracts of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
EditorsRegan Mandryk, Mark Hancock, Mark Perry, Anna Cox
Number of pages10
Place of publicationACM New York, NY, USA
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication year20 Apr 2018
Article numberalt01
ISBN (Electronic)9781450356206, 9781450356213
Publication statusPublished - 20 Apr 2018
Event2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2018 - Montreal, Canada
Duration: 21 Apr 201826 Apr 2018


Conference2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2018
SeriesACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems

    Research areas

  • Empathy, Meditation, Mindfulness, Reflective design, Resilience, Self-preservation, Silence, Slow design

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