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The TAGteam consists of talented individuals with backgrounds in computer science, engineering, human-computer interaction, human factors, graphic and interface design, psychology and sociology.

Conceptual Foundations of the Embodied Turn in HCI

The last 30 years of HCI have seen an increase in interest in phenomenology and embodiment, which Harrison et al. (2007) use to partly demarcate “third-paradigm HCI” and which has been called HCI’s embodied turn. This tended to be a move away from understanding interaction in terms of cognitive processes using classic cognitive science. We argue that making good on some of the promises of the embodied turn in HCI requires reintegration of the results of a parallel embodied turn in Cognitive Science to deal with designing for dynamic diversity. We do so by using concrete examples of designing assistive technologies along with an inspection of third-paradigm HCI’s theoretical commitments. Additionally, while we are in broad agreement with third-paradigm HCI, we think that this move has also accompanied a trend which can obscure a valuable kind of cognitive-scientific analysis and results in problems dealing with incorrect folk-psychology.


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Other Projects

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