‘You Heard It Here First’ talk: catwalk technologies

As part of my department’s internal seminar RDR-modelseries, I was invited, with Anne Adams, to give a talk about our forthcoming paper in ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction (ToCHI). The paper is entitled ‘Of catwalk technologies and boundary creatures’ and examines the role of both researchers in working with communities ‘in the wild’, how they act as facilitators/providers of innovative, ‘hi tech’ solutions, which we have termed ‘catwalk technologies’, and how they juggle the expectations of different stakeholders in ‘in the wild’ research, including end users, funders and academic colleagues.

In the paper, we refer to a ‘researcher design roles’ model, where we look at both interaction practices and the design of innovative/bespoke/hi tech solutions vs scalable/sustainable solutions.

Slides from the talk can be found here and the pre-print of the paper is here (or view it on the ACM Digital Library.)

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