Fanny Vainionpää, Marianne Kinnula, Atte Kinnula, Kari Kuutti, and Simo Hosio. 2022. HCI and Digital Twins – A Critical Look: A Literature Review. In 25th International Academic Mindtrek conference (Academic Mindtrek 2022), November 16–18, 2022, Tampere, Finland. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 14 pages. https://doi.org/10.1145/3569219.3569376
HCI and digital twins – a critical look : a literature review
|Author:||Vainionpää, Fanny1; Kinnula, Marianne1; Kinnula, Atte2;|
1INTERACT Research Unit, University of Oulu, Finland
2VTT Technical Research Center of Finland, Finland
3Center for Ubiquitous Computing, University of Oulu, Finland
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|Persistent link:|| http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe2022121972505
Association for Computing Machinery,
|Publish Date:|| 2022-12-19
Digital twins (DTs) are one form of datafication. They are virtual reflections of physical world entities, of objects and phenomena, and are rapidly becoming an asset for innovation. There is a growing body of literature on DTs in various technology-related fields. A critical thread has emerged within this body, warning on the danger to forget that the digital part is always only a partial representation of real life, and that this partiality is always selective and biased for a specific purpose. It may thus serve some group of stakeholders better than others. We contribute with a literature review on the current understanding and use of the DT concept in the field of HCI. Our results consolidate the current understanding of DTs’ potential in HCI and note the omission of the critical perspective within the reviewed literature. The paper opens discussion of what HCI can bring to DT development and use.
|Pages:||75 - 88|
Proceedings of the 25th international academic Mindtrek conference
International Academic Mindtrek Conference
|Type of Publication:||
A4 Article in conference proceedings
|Field of Science:||
113 Computer and information sciences
This research is connected to the GenZ project, a strategic profiling project in human sciences at the University of Oulu. The project is supported by the Academy of Finland (grant agreement No. 318930, Profi4) and the University of Oulu.
|Academy of Finland Grant Number:||
318930 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
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