A Special Interest Group on Designed and Engineered Friction in Interaction

Gould, Sandy J. J., Chuang, Lewis L., Iacovides, Ioanna, Garaialde, Diego, Cecchinato, Marta, Cowan, Benjamin R. and Cox, Anna L. (2021) A Special Interest Group on Designed and Engineered Friction in Interaction. In: Extended Abstracts of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings . ACM, New York, pp. 1-4. ISBN 9781450380959

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A lot of academic and industrial HCI work has focused on making interactions easier and less effortful. As the potential risks of optimising for effortlessness have crystallised in systems designed to take advantage of the way human attention and cognition works, academic researchers and industrial practitioners have wondered whether increasing the ‘friction’ in interactions, making them more effortful might make sense in some contexts. The goal of this special interest group is to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners to discuss and advance the theoretical underpinnings of designed friction, the relation of friction to other design paradigms, and to identify the domains and interaction flows that frictions might best suit. During the SIG, attendees will attempt to prioritise a set of research questions about frictions in HCI.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: friction, design, interaction, dual process theory, cognition
Subjects: L700 Human and Social Geography
L900 Others in Social studies
W200 Design studies
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Computer and Information Sciences
Depositing User: John Coen
Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2021 11:41
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2021 11:17
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/46322

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