The Form of HWID Theory

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The aim of activities within the Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) area named Human Work Interaction Design (HWID) is to establish relationships between empirical work-domain studies and recent developments in interaction design. Recent areas of research within HWID include design sketches for work, usability in context, work analysis for HCI, and integration of work analysis and interaction design methods for pervasive and smart workplaces. Across these areas, the question emerges what form of theory may HWID research produce? The aim with this paper is to investigate the requirements of different research purposes to a common framework. We take the position that we should approach HWID with a lightweight, medium-level framework that is useful to guide the application of other theories to study the relation between work analysis and interaction design. We analyse the requirements to theory found in research presented at a recent working conference, and find that a frequent form of HWID theory may be a combination of a
HCI theory, domain-specific theory and theorizing on the relation between empirical work analysis and interaction design. At the end of the paper, we propose some constraints for further development of a HWID framework.

Publication information

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInteract 2015 Adjunct Proceedings : 15th IFIP TC.13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction
EditorsChristoph Beckmann, Tom Gross
Place of PublicationBamberg
PublisherUniversity of Bamberg Press
Publication date2015
ISBN (Print)9783863093525
ISBN (Electronic)9783863093532
StatePublished - 2015
EventThe 15th IFIP TC13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction. INTERACT 2015 - Bamberg, Germany
Duration: 14 Sep 201518 Sep 2015
Conference number: 15


ConferenceThe 15th IFIP TC13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction. INTERACT 2015
SeriesSchriften aus der Fakultät Wirtschaftsinformatik und Angewandte Informatik der Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg

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