HCI and Walking

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For our group meeting this week we organised a walking meeting to discuss “HCI and Walking”. The following papers were distributed before the meeting as suggestions for discussion (but we were free to discuss whatever we thought relevant):

  • Churchill, E.F., 2010. Today’s flâneur: from HCI to place-based interaction and human-place interactioninteractions17(4), pp.62-66.
  • Damen, I., Brankaert, R., Megens, C., Van Wesemael, P., Brombacher, A. and Vos, S., 2018, April. Let’s walk and talk: A design case to integrate an active lifestyle in daily office life. In Extended Abstracts of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems(p. CS10). ACM.
  • Bidwell, N.J., Siya, M., Marsden, G., Tucker, W.D., Tshemese, M., Gaven, N., Ntlangano, S., Robinson, S. and Eglinton, K.A., 2013. Walking and the social life of solar charging in rural Africa.ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction (TOCHI)20(4), p.22.
  • Stelter and McCrickland (2018) Understanding the Context for the Pursuit of Science on the Trail. Workshop on HCI Outdoors: Understanding Human-Computer Interaction in the Outdoors at CHI 2018, April 21, 2018, Montrèal, Canada
  • Crivellaro, C., Comber, R., Dade-Robertson, M., Bowen, S.J., Wright, P.C. and Olivier, P., 2015, April. Contesting the city: Enacting the political through digitally supported urban walks. In Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems(pp. 2853-2862). ACM.
  • Asimakopoulos, S. and Dix, A., 2017. Walking: a grounded theory of social engagement and experience.Interacting with Computers29(6), pp.824-844.

Three stops were identified on campus for us to walk to in turn. We walked in groups of two or three, swapping groups at each stop.

Following the meeting we had a brief discussion of HCI and Walking: