Taming the situationist beast

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Taming the situationist beast
The interplay between arts and HCI has become increasingly commonplace in the past years, offering new opportunities for approaching interaction, but also raising challenges in integrating methods and insights from across a great disciplinary divide. In this paper, we examine the ways Situationist art practice has been used as an inspiration for HCI design. We argue that methods from Situationist art practice have often been picked up without regard for their underlying sensibility: reflection and improvisation in an activist socio-political context. We describe an experiment in incorporating Situationist sensibility in design and use it to elucidate the challenges that face HCI in truly integrating the arts. Categories and Subject Descriptors H.5.m. Information Interfaces and Presentation (e.g., HCI): Miscellaneous; K.4.2. Computers and Society: Miscellaneous. General Terms Human Factors. Keywords Situationism, art, reflective HCI, methodology.
Lucian Leahu, Jennifer Thom-Santelli, Claudia Pede
Added 12 Oct 2010
Updated 12 Oct 2010
Type Conference
Year 2008
Authors Lucian Leahu, Jennifer Thom-Santelli, Claudia Pederson, Phoebe Sengers
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