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HCI as a means to prosociality in the economy

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HCI research often involves intervening in the economic lives of people, but researchers only rarely give explicit consideration to what actually constitutes prosociality in the economy. Much has been said previously regarding sustainability but this has largely focused on environmental rather than interpersonal relations. This paper provides an analysis of how prosocial HCI has been discussed and continues to be defined as a research field. Based on a corpus of published works, we describe a variety of genres of work relating to prosocial HCI. Key intellectual differences are explored, including the epistemological and ethical positions involved in designing for prosocial outcomes as well as how HCI researchers posit economic decisionmaking. Finally, emerging issues and opportunities for further debate and collaboration are discussed in turn. Copyright © ACM.

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Author(s): Harvey J, Golightly D, Smith A

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '14)

Year of Conference: 2014

Pages: 2955-2964

Online publication date: 26/04/2014

Acceptance date: 01/01/1900

Publisher: ACM


DOI: 10.1145/2556288.2557367

Library holdings: Search Newcastle University Library for this item

ISBN: 9781450324731