Meaningfulness is a profound aspect of our lives. So far, a concrete reflection of what meaning means in HCI is still rare. To understand users as humans, and thus, the humanity in being a user, we adopt Viktor Frankl’s understanding of users as meaning-seeking subjects. To make the concept of meaningfulness more graspable, we refer to what Frankl calls the three existentials of life: freedom, responsibility, and noos. We elaborate four dimensions, namely the existentials as an outcome, as their embeddedness in technology, their role in interaction, and their (non-)usage. This is followed by a discussion on the interwovenness of the three existentials as well as their potential impact on HCI research. By that, we aim to contribute to a profound understanding of meaning for HCI, from the epistemological to the methodological perspective, to enable meaning-centered design.
|Titel||DIS '22: Designing Interactive Systems Conference|
|Publikationsstatus||Veröffentlicht - 2022|
|Veranstaltung||DIS2022 - Designing Interactive Systems - |
Dauer: 13 Juni 2022 → 17 Juni 2022
|Konferenz||DIS2022 - Designing Interactive Systems|
|Zeitraum||13/06/22 → 17/06/22|
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