Return of the man-machine interface: violent interactions

Rowland, Duncan, Linehan, Conor, Appiah-Kubi, Kwamena and Schoonheyt, Maureen (2013) Return of the man-machine interface: violent interactions. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 8253 . pp. 215-229. ISSN 0302-9743

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This paper presents the design and evaluation of “the man-machine interface”
a punchable interface designed to criticise and react against the values inherent in
modern systems that tacitly favour one type of user (linguistically and technically
gifted) and alienate another (physically gifted). We report a user study, where participants
used the device to express their opinions before engaging in a group discussion
about the implications of strength-based interactions. We draw connections between
our own work and that of evolutionary biologists whose recent findings indicate the
shape of the human hand is likely to have been partly evolved for the purpose of punching,
and conclude by examining violent force as an appropriate means for expressing
thoughts and feelings.

Additional Information:10th International Conference, ACE 2013, Boekelo, The Netherlands, November 12-15, 2013. Proceedings
Keywords:critical design, punching, interaction techniques, critical theory, physical force, violence, gestural interfaces
Subjects:G Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G440 Human-computer Interaction
Divisions:College of Science > School of Computer Science
ID Code:12559
Deposited On:18 Nov 2013 10:36

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