Engagements2 as ‘HCI Material’: Propagating Community Agency, Through Embedded Technologies

Rob Phillips, Nick Gant, Mel Jordan, Sarah Teasley, Gail Ramster, Katie Gaudion, Katie Spragg, Hannah Franklin Stewart, Mel Brimfield

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Abstract

HCI has material attributes. As a sociotechnical assemblage, HCI mediates and/or translates technologies to public(s) and vice versa. It is malleable, ‘made’ and crafted and as a material media technology changes our relationships to ‘things’, each other and our surrounding world. Thinking through HCI as material allows us to unite disciplines with technologies, ensuring that how we conceptualise work is tangible and applicable. Working from this understanding of HCI, allows the authors to contextualise Engagements2 as an emerging ‘material’ space uniting art, design and other practices often fractured through disciplinary conventions. Traditionally, public engagement encompasses ways organisations engage with external parties. HCI contemporaries, Public Interest Technologies (PITs) empower public stakeholders and municipalities. PITs unravel intractable problems, through design, data, and delivery, thus providing user agency and yields wider societal benefit(s). We question how digital technologies can transition ‘public(s)’, to sustainable approaches. In time, Engagements2 will be commonplace as technologies (PITs, augmented reality, IoT sensing and more) are embedded into public environment(s), if engagement can be defined as a ‘craft-able’, material concern. The article unites contemporaries in: the public realm, social design, and public engagement methods to identify the: pitfalls, benefits, and opportunities. There is a need for creating a ‘best practice’ roadmap to creative, active engagement. These values go well beyond designing for inclusion and seek for more sustainable and integral interactions, impacts and culture creation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman-Computer Interaction. Theoretical Approaches and Design Methods - Thematic Area, HCI 2022, Held as Part of the 24th HCI International Conference, HCII 2022, Proceedings
EditorsMasaaki Kurosu
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Pages117-136
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)9783031053108
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 Jun 2022
EventHuman Computer Interaction thematic area of the 24th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction - Virtual, Online
Duration: 26 Jun 20221 Jul 2022

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume13302 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

ConferenceHuman Computer Interaction thematic area of the 24th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction
Abbreviated titleHCII 2022
CityVirtual, Online
Period26/06/221/07/22

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Funded by: (RCA) Research Office, (RP/CS/157: 800076). Informed by My Naturewatch, EPSRC (Grant EP/P006353/1). Thanks to: Sarah West, Something & Sons, Bailey Richardson, Susan Hamilton & Christie Walker.

This document is the author’s post-print version, incorporating any revisions agreed during the peer-review process. Some differences between the published version and this version may remain and you are advised to consult the published version if you wish to cite from it.

Funded by: (RCA) Research Office, (RP/CS/157: 800076). Informed by My Naturewatch, EPSRC (Grant EP/P006353/1). Thanks to: Sarah West, Something & Sons, Bailey Richardson, Susan Hamilton & Christie Walker.

Keywords

  • Creative practice
  • Engagement
  • Human computer interaction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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