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On Being Iterated: The Affective Demands of Design Participation

Paul Dourish, Christopher Lawrence, Tuck Wah Leong, Greg Wadley

Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems | ACM | Published : 2020


Iteration is a central feature of most HCI design methods, creating as it does opportunities for engagements with stakeholder groups. But what does iteration demand of those groups? Under what conditions do iterative engagements arise, and with what stakes? Building on experiences with Aboriginal Australian communities, and drawing on feminist and decolonial thinking, we examine the nature of iteration for HCI and how it frames encounters between design and use, with a focus on the affective dimension of engagement in iterative design processes.