Seminar • Human-Computer Interaction • Using Theory in Human-Computer Interaction

Tuesday, July 4, 2023 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Please note: This seminar will take place in DC 1304.

Kasper Hornbæk, Professor of Human-Centred Computing
Department of Computer Science, University of Copenhagen

Theory is supposed to be central to science. Yet the field of human-computer interaction (HCI) seems confused about what theory is and what to do with it.

In this talk, I will present some data on what we do with theory in HCI. I will also discuss some ideas about what we could do with theory. These include concept analysis, developing implications for theory, and using multiple theories at once.

Bio: Kasper Hornbæk received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Copenhagen in 1998 and 2002, respectively. He has been a professor of computer science at the University of Copenhagen since 2014.

His research interests include new interfaces (especially virtual reality, haptics) and theories of HCI (especially usability, user experience). He was inducted into the CHI Academy in 2020 and is currently co-editor-in-chief of ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction.