Digital craftsmanship: HCI takes on technology as an expressive medium

Jennifer Jacobs, Joel Brandt, David Mellis, Theresa Jean Tanenbaum, Amit Zoran, Cesar Torres

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Abstract

Traditional HCI goals like efficiency and ease-of-use, while important, are not sufficient for digital technology to function as an expressive medium. This digital craftsmanship also requires diversity, risk, personal taste, mastery, and respect for materials. We discuss how digital tools can support expressive practices and highlight multiple strands of relevant HCI research. This workshop brings together tool developers, practitioners, ethnographers, and others engaged with digital technology as an expressive medium. It highlights digital craftsmanship as a distinct domain for HCI research and seeks to distill insights and best practices for the HCI community.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationDIS 2016 Companion - Proceedings of the 2016 ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems
Subtitle of host publicationFuse
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages57-60
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781450343152
DOIs
StatePublished - 6 Jun 2016
Event11th ACM SIGCHI Conference on Designing Interactive Systems, DIS 2016 - Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 4 Jun 20168 Jun 2016

Publication series

NameDIS 2016 Companion - Proceedings of the 2016 ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems: Fuse

Conference

Conference11th ACM SIGCHI Conference on Designing Interactive Systems, DIS 2016
Country/TerritoryAustralia
CityBrisbane
Period4/06/168/06/16

Keywords

  • CAD
  • Craft
  • Design
  • Expressiveness
  • Fabrication
  • Materials

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