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alt.chi: alt.ernative Methods

Tuesday, April 13
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Hard-To-Use Interfaces Considered Beneficial (Some of the Time)
Yann Riche, Riche Design, United States
Nathalie Henry Riche, Microsoft Research, United States
Petra Isenberg, University of Calgary, Canada
Anastasia Bezerianos, MAS Laboratory Ecole Centrale, France

Bugs can unite! Barriers can introduce value! This paper demonstrates how hard-to-use interfaces may be beneficial for groups and communication (some of the time).

Communicating Software Agreement Content Using Narrative Pictograms
Matthew Kay, Human-Computer Interaction Lab University of Waterloo 200 University Avenue West, Canada
Michael Terry, Human-Computer Interaction Lab University of Waterloo 200 University Avenue West, Canada

Illustrative diagrams designed to convey the abstract concepts contained in software agreements with minimal use of text. Offers an alternative to costly localization of complex agreements.

There?s Methodology in the Madness: Toward Critical HCI Ethnography
Amanda Williams, Concordia University University of California, Irvine, Canada, United State
Lilly Irani, University of California, Irvine, United States

This paper suggests that ethnographic approaches and theoretical commitments which came to the fore after Anthropology?s critical turn can can inspire design and investigations of technology practices.

Interaction Design in the University: Designing Disciplinary Interactions
Gale Moore, University of Toronto, Canada
Danielle Lottridge, University of Toronto, Canada

To what form of interdisciplinarity does interaction design aspire? The community's answer will impact how interaction design evolves and the nature of scholarly careers and graduate programs in the university.

Design Situations and Methodological Innovation in Interaction Design
Gilbert Cockton, Northumbria University, UK

A comprehensive space for design and evaluation approaches, inspired by Badiou?s situational ontology, is constructed from choice types in alternative design situations, connections between choice types, and recursively connected connections.

Experience in Social Affective Applications: Methodologies and Case Study
Paul André, University of Southampton, UK
M.c. Schraefel, University of Southampton, UK
Alan Dix, University of Lancaster, UK
Ryen W. White, Microsoft Research, USA

As social, connected applications persist, considers need for methodologies to examine experience and affective aspects. Discussion and reflection on case study of evaluating a well-being application.

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