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Clemmensen, T., Rajanen, D., Rajanen, M., & Abdelnour-Nocera, J. (2019). Introduction to the Special Issue on HCI in a Sharing Society. AIS Transactions on Human-Computer Interaction, 11(3), pp. 107-116. Available at:

Introduction to the special issue on HCI in a sharing society

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Author: Clemmensen, Torkil1; Rajanen, Dorina2; Rajanen, Mikko2;
Organizations: 1Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
2INTERACT Research Unit, University of Oulu, Finland
3University of West London, London UK
4ITI-Larsys, Portugal
Format: editorial
Version: published version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Association for Information Systems, 2019
Publish Date: 2019-10-07


In this editorial, we introduce a special issue in AIS Transactions on Human-Computer Interaction (THCI) on human-computer interaction in the sharing society. We introduce the history, motivation, and key concepts behind the issue and briefly overview the four papers in the issue. We argue that a traditional “narrow” view of HCI fails to provide sufficient designs in the emerging sharing society contexts for several reasons. We briefly introduce key concepts for the sharing society, sharing economy, and collaborative economy. Subsequently, we introduce HCI in a sharing society as a call for new socio-technical HCI design approaches and new HCI tools and designs for a sharing and sustainable society. We also introduce four interesting socio-technical HCI papers in this issue. We conclude by restating the importance of HCI concepts together with the need that HCI researchers and practitioners adopt and advance a broader perspective of their work and designs to include societal, environmental, and professional concerns.

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Series: AIS transactions on human-computer interaction
ISSN: 1944-3900
ISSN-E: 1944-3900
ISSN-L: 1944-3900
Volume: 11
Issue: 3
Pages: 107 - 116
DOI: 10.17705/1thci.00115
Type of Publication: B1 Journal article
Field of Science: 113 Computer and information sciences
Copyright information: © 2019 by the Association for Information Systems.