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Title: Leveraging and integrating Eastern and Western insights for human engagement studies in HCI
Authors: Law, ELC
Silpasuwanchai, C
Ren, X
Bardzell, J
Clemmensen, T
Liu, Y 
Keywords: Cultural differences
East-west integration
Eastern philosophies
Human engagement
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: ACM Press
Source: CHI 2015 : extended abstracts publication of the 33rd Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, April 18-23, 2015, Seoul, Republic of Korea, v. 18, p. 2433-2436. New York, N.Y.: ACM Press, 2015 How to cite?
Abstract: Human engagement is at the heart of every interactive technology. However, a concrete framework for synergizing the capabilities of humans and technologies to allow fully engaging interactions to happen is yet to be developed. We posit that such a framework should be grounded in a deeper understanding of human nature (e.g., mind-body relations), which in the field of HCI has primarily been built upon the Western philosophies. There are scattered, underexplored Eastern philosophies (e.g., Yijing, Zen) that may provide new lens and tools to analyze how humans interact with resources in their environments, including technological artefacts. Discussions of leveraging and possibly integrating Eastern and Western insights for human engagement studies will be an exciting and a radical forum for the HCI community.
ISBN: 9781450331463
DOI: 10.1145/2702613.2702642
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