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1/n #Thread on excerpts from an #essay "A #group is its own worst enemy" by Clay #Shirky ( #Social #software)

Original article can be found here - web.archive.org/web/2013120121…

or gwern.net/docs/technolog…
2/ hardly anybody really studies how to #design #software for human-to-human interaction.

so many of them just throw things together and allow themselves to be surprised by the social interactions that develop around their software.
#HCI
3/ As soon as the Internet happened, s/w stopped being solely about computer-to-human interaction and started being about human-to-human interaction. We had new applications like the Web, email, IM and forums, all of which were abt humans communicating with 1 another through s/w.
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Time for another series on recent #HCI papers from @ijhcs_journal. One a day for.. a while. ⤵️
Where do we want tech in relation to our bodies? and how close is too close for our tech relationships?

Emotions toward cognitive enhancement technologies and the body – Attitudes and willingness to use
by @BekRousi & Renko
doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhc…

@it_jyu @uniofjyvaskyla Fig. 1. Cognitive enhancement technologies referred to in th
Working with #autistic people as technology designers:

Perseverations of the Academy: a survey of wearable technologies applied to autism intervention
by @starfeuri & @DrJuanGilbert
doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhc…

They say: One of the authors is #ActuallyAutistic #AutisticAcademic A screenshot of the 3 main highlights from the paper, availa
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I'm obsessed with #HCI research that involves the Wii—yes, the 2006 Nintendo game console!

There are thousands of papers that used the Wii in novel, sometimes weird, research applications & I've been digging through a few of them so here's a thread!

citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/search?q=Wii+A… CiteSeer search results sho...Photo of the Wii
First up is (by my estimate) the most famous use of Wii hardware by an HCI researcher—@JohnnyChungLee's 3 Wii projects:
- a VR head tracking system
- turning any table into an interactive whiteboard
- a finger tracking system

This is all from 2007!
johnnylee.net/projects/wii/
Johnny Lee (et al.) later published “Foldable Interactive Displays”(2008) allowing the Wii to track arbitrary surfaces using real-time projection mapping

e.g. The GIF below is just a big folded piece of paper!

YouTube link: youtube.com/watch?v=nhSR_6…
Paper: dl.acm.org/doi/10.1145/14…
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This description of the sorry state of the ways we understand #UX is very, very good.

And I have some quibbles with its telling of history which I hope folks will find useful in the discussion already brewing around this piece.

medium.com/spotless-says/…

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I have an old telling of the history of #UX design which takes a different slice through things and focuses on the way that it bound together different tribes of practice in an overlapping space of work

boxesandarrows.com/this-thing-tha…

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An important thing which I see present but unspoken in Max Taylor’s telling of #UX is WHY the term emerged when user experience has been a question in products and services since long before the expression “user experience” was coined

(Psst! It’s the SOFTWARE!)

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What is Situational Usability Testing? The Usability Testing carried out under different situations. Under Stressful conditions, our mind and body react differently. Fingers turn sweaty. Touch screen can't recognise sweaty, dirty, food granule sticking to finger touches.
Take
another example of booking Uber Taxi. The Situation influences our Behaviour that influences our Actions. Visualize these three situations while booking Uber Taxi. It is raining heavily, the person is half drenched and he is trying to book the taxi. An employee is engaging in a
sales conversation with his clients standing near the lift trying to book Uber at the same time to take them for a site visit. A person booking Uber from the comfort of his home sitting on his bed.
Let's take an example from Healthcare. Product Features can be
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Let me tell you about the time I rage quit a tech study because it was #toorapey

#toxictech
#hci
#phdchat
we're going to call this the rapey noise study™

#toxictech
#hci
what's the rapey noise study™, you ask? great question!

it's a (not good) study about interacting with a computer using your brain by focusing on a noise while other noises are playing.... [look ma, no hands!...]

#toxictech
#hci
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