A Plurality of Practices: Artistic Narratives in HCI Research

18 April 2024

A paper discussed in the "Making With..." reading group:

Miriam Sturdee, Makayla Lewis, Angelika Strohmayer, Katta Spiel, Nantia Koulidou, Sarah Fdili Alaoui, and Josh Urban Davis. 2021. A Plurality of Practices: Artistic Narratives in HCI Research. In Creativity and Cognition, 1–14. https://doi.org/10.1145/3450741.3466771

Artistic practices and Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) research, though seemingly distinct, share a profound connection that enhances both fields.

Art in HCI serves as a critical tool, extending traditional research to include creative experimentation and explorative processes typical of the arts. This connection encourages a broader view of user interaction, where technology not only serves functional purposes but also engages users on an emotional and sensory level.

My name is Gabriele and I am Assistant Professor at the Eindhoven University of Technology in the department of Industrial Design. I work at the intersection of design, ethics, and community justice to co-design sustainable futures.

I analyze design's societal impact and I cooperate with diverse communities to challenge injustices. In class, I focus on ethical awareness and critical thinking, preparing students to navigate today's complex sociocultural landscape.

I'm inspired by Design Justice, and I draw on Ethnography, Interaction Criticism, Speculative Fabulation, Critical Design, and Humanistic HCI.

Have a look at my TUe institutional page and at my CV for all the other information about me.