Approaching Engagement towards Human-Engaged Computing

Kavous Salehzadeh Niksirat, Sayan Sarcar, Huatong Sun, Effie Lai-Chong Law, Torkil Clemmensen, Jeffrey Bardzell, Antti Oulasvirta, Chaklam Silpasuwanchai, Ann Light, Xiangshi Ren

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Debates regarding the nature and role of HCI research and practice have intensified in recent years, given the ever increasingly intertwined relations between humans and technologies. The framework of Human-Engaged Computing (HEC) was proposed and developed over a series of scholarly workshops to complement mainstream HCI models by leveraging synergy between humans and computers with its key notion of “engagement”. Previous workshop meetings found “engagement” to be a constructive and extendable notion through which to investigate synergized humancomputer relationships, but many aspects concerning the core concept remain underexplored. This SIG aims to tackle the notion of engagement considered through discussions of four thematic threads. It will bring together HCI practitioners and researchers from different disciplines including Humanities, Design, Positive Psychology, Communication and Media Studies, Neuroscience, Philosophy and Eastern Studies, to share and discuss relevant knowledge and insights and identify new research opportunities and future directions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationExtended Abstracts of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. CHI EA '18
EditorsRegan Mandryk, Mark Hancock, Mark Perry, Anna Cox
Number of pages4
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication date2018
Article numberSIG14
ISBN (Print)9781450356213
ISBN (Electronic)9781450356206, 9781450356213
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventThe ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. CHI 2018 - Palais des Congrès de Montréal, Montréal, Canada
Duration: 21 Apr 201826 Apr 2018
Conference number: 36


ConferenceThe ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. CHI 2018
LocationPalais des Congrès de Montréal
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  • Engagement
  • Human augmentation
  • Symbiosis
  • Antibiosis
  • Creativity
  • Direct manipulation
  • Intelligent agents

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