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Netta Iivari. 2019. Power Struggles and Disciplined Designers - A Nexus Analytic Inquiry on Cross-Disciplinary Research and Design. In Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’19). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, Paper 396, 1–14. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1145/3290605.3300626

Power struggles and disciplined designers : a nexus analytic inquiry on cross-disciplinary research and design

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Author: Iivari, Netta1
Organizations: 1INTERACT Research Unit, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: open
Online Access: PDF Full Text (PDF, 0.7 MB)
Persistent link: http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe2020060139896
Language: English
Published: Association for Computing Machinery, 2019
Publish Date: 2020-06-01
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Abstract

Design is at the heart of Human Computer Interaction research and practice. In the research community, there has emerged an increasing interest in understanding and conceptualizing our research practice, particularly such entailing design. However, reflective discussion around the associated challenges and practicalities is yet limited. Moreover, so far there is limited discussion on the cross-disciplinary nature of our research and design practices: although cross-disciplinarity has been brought up as an ideal and a necessity, its practicalities and complexities remain yet poorly explored. This study examines a cross-disciplinary research project with a number of researcher-designers representing different disciplines acting as ’designers’, while having a divergent understanding of it and of who has authority to do it. The study relies on nexus analysis as a sensitizing device and shows how various discourses, epistemologies and histories shape cross-disciplinary research and design. Critical reflection around our research practice entailing design is called for.

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ISBN Print: 978-1-4503-5970-2
Pages: 1 - 14
Article number: 396
DOI: 10.1145/3290605.3300626
OADOI: https://oadoi.org/10.1145/3290605.3300626
Host publication: Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Glasgow, Scotland Uk — May 04 - 09, 2019
Conference: CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 113 Computer and information sciences
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