HCI as a means to prosociality in the economy

Harvey, J. ORCID: 0000-0003-4911-6189, Golightly, D. and Smith, A., 2014. HCI as a means to prosociality in the economy. In: CHI 2014: Proceedings of the 32nd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Toronto, Canada, April 26 - May 1 2014. New York: Association for Computing Machinery, pp. 2955-2964. ISBN 9781450324731

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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 decision-making. Finally, emerging issues and opportunities for further debate and collaboration are discussed in turn.

Item Type: Chapter in book
Creators: Harvey, J., Golightly, D. and Smith, A.
Publisher: Association for Computing Machinery
Place of Publication: New York
Date: 2014
ISBN: 9781450324731
Rights: Copyright © ACM
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Record created by: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 20 Dec 2016 10:52
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 14:09
URI: https://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/29431

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