Leveraging and Integrating Eastern and Western Insights for Human Engagement Studies in HCI

Effie Lai-Chong Law, Chaklam Silpasuwanchai, Xiangshi Ren, Jeffrey Bardzell, Torkil Clemmensen, Yan Liu

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    Human engagement is at the heart of every interactive technology. However, a concrete framework for synergizing the capabilities of humans and technologies to allow fully engaging interactions to happen is yet to be developed. We posit that such a framework should be grounded in a deeper understanding of human nature (e.g., mind-body relations), which in the field of HCI has primarily been built upon the Western philosophies. There are scattered, underexplored Eastern philosophies (e.g., Yijing, Zen) that may provide new lens and tools to analyze how humans interact with resources in their environments, including technological artefacts. Discussions of leveraging and possibly integrating Eastern and Western insights for human engagement studies will be an exciting and a radical forum for the HCI community.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems
    EditorsAndy Cockburn, Janna McGrenere
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
    Publication date18 Apr 2015
    ISBN (Print)9781450331456
    Publication statusPublished - 18 Apr 2015
    EventThe ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. CHI 2015 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
    Duration: 18 Apr 201523 Apr 2015
    Conference number: 33


    ConferenceThe ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. CHI 2015
    Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of
    City Seoul
    Internet address

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