Talks and Poster Presentations (without Proceedings-Entry):

G. Fitzpatrick:
"New HCI challenges: becoming responsible practitioners";
Talk: Spring IDC 2019 at LMU, Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1 80539 München (invited); 2019-04-03.

English abstract:
Technology is increasingly entangled in every aspect of our lives. Think ubiquitous devices, social networking, big data, Internet of Things, smart everything, AI and so on. As the designers/builders of these `intelligent´ technologies, we wield considerable power, as rightly evidenced by the public debate around biased algorithms and the influence of social media. But what about the more subtle and mundane aspects of our design choices and their impacts? Using vignettes from research in CSCW and health IT areas, this talk will illustrate example choices and their implications, both at the interface and on the practices through which technologies are incorporated into everyday life. This highlights that designing for intelligence is not just about designing the technology per se, but designing ways of being human and negotiating complex choices in designing for intelligence. To do this well, engineering and design skills are not enough. We need to develop our own social, emotional, existential intelligences as designers so that we can be critically reflective and empathic practitioners, able to negotiate contended values, engage with diverse user groups and stakeholders, and bring an ethical lens to the choices we make.

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