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CHI2008 - Bill Buxton 7

"I am complaining on the level of informed discussions. Write more papers and articles!"


The level of discourse about technology, and human-computer interfaces in particular, is awful. He contrasted two articles he and he wife were reading on a plane recently: hers was a review of an art exhibit, his a review of the $100 laptop (OLPC). Hers was deeply written and considered the exhibit within social, historical, and philosophical contexts -- something that's just naturally a part of art criticism; his talked about technical specs and barely considered the human context of the device. We don't have a well-developed practice of "interaction criticism" (a theme that popped up elsewhere at CHI too). HCI professionals should take time out to write for a public audience. (taken from



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Taken on April 10, 2008