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CRITICAL
2005
11 years 8 months ago
Critical perspectives on dependability: an older person's experience of assistive technology
This paper considers multiple meanings of dependability as part of a project investigating home based assistive and smart home technology for older people. It argues that because ...
Mark Blythe, Darren J. Reed, Peter C. Wright, Andr...
CRITICAL
2005
11 years 8 months ago
Participatory design: the will to succeed
With its 10th biannual anniversary conference, Participatory Design (PD) is leaving its teens and must now be considered ready to join the adult world. In this article we encourag...
Dan Shapiro
CRITICAL
2005
11 years 8 months ago
Reflective design
As computing moves into every aspect of our daily lives, the process, values and assumptions that underlie our technical practices may unwittingly be propagated throughout our cul...
Phoebe Sengers, Kirsten Boehner, Shay David, Josep...
CRITICAL
2005
11 years 8 months ago
Comparing two approaches to context: realism and constructivism
During the last few years, there have been debates over what is context and how computers should act upon it. Two disparate camps of thought can be recognized. First, Realism, hav...
Antti Oulasvirta, Sakari Tamminen, Kristina Hö...
CRITICAL
2005
11 years 8 months ago
Involving non-players in pervasive games
In traditional computer games, it is not uncommon for the game world to be inhabited by numerous computergenerated characters, Non-Player Characters (NPCs). In pervasive games, pl...
Jenny Niemi, Susanna Sawano, Annika Waern
CRITICAL
2005
11 years 8 months ago
A manifesto for the performative development of ubiquitous media
This paper addresses design agendas in Human-Computer Interaction and neighbouring fields motivated by the mixing of areas that were mostly kept separate until recently, such as m...
Carlo Jacucci, Giulio Jacucci, Ina Wagner, Thomas ...
CRITICAL
2005
11 years 8 months ago
From useful idiocy to activism: a Marxist interpretation of computer development
Baran and Sweezy’s 1966 study of U.S. capitalism [2] argued that its fundamental problem is not “diminishing returns” but “the tendency of surplus to rise” – from whic...
Bob Hughes
CRITICAL
2005
11 years 8 months ago
Palpable time for heterogeneous care communities
This paper describes an ongoing design experience conducted in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for Premature Newborns. The specificity and the delicateness of such a setting prov...
Erik Grönvall, Patrizia Marti, Alessandro Pol...
CRITICAL
2005
11 years 8 months ago
Choosing friends carefully: allies for critical computing
Andy Dearden, Steve Walker, Leon Watts
CRITICAL
2005
11 years 8 months ago
A micro-ethical view on computing practice
Critical computing should include a concern for the everyday work practice of IT professionals. We explain our ‘micro-ethical view’, which shifts focus towards everyday work c...
Peter Bittner, Eva Hornecker
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