How WEIRD is HCI?: extending HCI principles to other countries and cultures

Sturm, Christian, Oh, A., Linxen, S., Abdelnour-Nocera, Jose ORCID:, Dray, Susan and Reinecke, K. (2015) How WEIRD is HCI?: extending HCI principles to other countries and cultures. In: 33rd Annual ACM Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA '15), 18-23 Apr 2015, Seoul, Korea.

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A large majority of articles published at prominent HCI venues such as CHI and CSCW reports on studies with WEIRD (Western, Educated, Industrialized, Rich, and Democratic) participants, ignoring that the results might not apply to other subject populations. This workshop aims to have the following two main outcomes: (1) A list of major principles that HCI researchers often build on and that are unlikely to apply to users in other countries and cultures. (2) An action plan that describes how we can extend these previous findings, such as by collaborating across countries and cultures, conducting large-scale online experiments, or creating a culture of replications and extensions with more diverse subject populations. Furthermore, the workshop aims to establish an interest group with the goal to improve the external validity of HCI research and to inform the design of further research studies in this area.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
ISBN: 9781450331463
Identifier: 10.1145/2702613.2702656
Page Range: pp. 2425-2428
Identifier: 10.1145/2702613.2702656
Keywords: HCI principles; cross-cultural variations; diverse user groups; external validity
Subjects: Computing
Depositing User: Jose Abdelnour-Nocera
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2015 14:08
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 07:05

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