More-than-human design and AI: in conversation with agents

Iohanna Nicenboim, Elisa Giaccardi, Marie Louise Juul Søndergaard, Anuradha Venugopal Reddy, Yolande Strengers, James Pierce, Johan Redström

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This one-day workshop brings together HCI researchers, designers, and practitioners to explore how to study and design (with) AI agents from a more-than-human design perspective. We invite participants to experiment with thing ethnography and material speculations, as a starting point to map and possibly integrate emergent frameworks and methodologies for more-than-human design. By using conversational agents as a case, participants will discuss what a more-than-human approach can offer to the understanding and design of AI systems, and how this aligns with third-wave HCI concerns of networks, infrastructures, and ecologies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDIS’ 20 Companion
Subtitle of host publicationCompanion Publication of the 2020 ACM Designing Interactive Systems Conference
EditorsWill Odom, Audrey Desjardins, Marianne Graves Peterson
Place of PublicationNew York NY USA
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781450379878
Publication statusPublished - 2020
EventDesigning Interactive Systems 2020 - Eindhoven, Netherlands
Duration: 6 Jul 202010 Jul 2020 (Website) (Proceedings)


ConferenceDesigning Interactive Systems 2020
Abbreviated titleDIS 2020
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  • Co-performance
  • Conversational agents
  • Human-ai interaction
  • Material speculations
  • More-than-human design
  • Thing ethnography

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