CHI 2013 Alt.CHI papers with Video Previews
A Load of Cobbler’s Children: Beyond the Model Designing Processor Critiques common criteria applied when assessing research on innovative design and evaluation methods, and proposes resource function vocabularies as better lenses for focusing assessment of method effectiveness in interaction design
The Elephant in the Conference Room: Let’s Talk About Experience Terminology We reflect upon how conflicting definitions of experience terminology (HFE, Usability, IxD, HCI, UX, XD) impact our understanding of the field and our ability to communicate, collaborate and educate others.
A Biological Imperative for Interaction Design This paper brings together conceptual visions and initial experiments of bio-based approaches to sensing, display, fabrication, materiality, and energy, approaching non-living and living matter as a continuum for computational interaction.
Mediated Meditation: Cultivating Mindfulness with Sonic Cradle Qualitative investigation of "Sonic Cradle" - an artifact involving suspension, visual deprivation, and musical biofeedback - shows how persuasive media could promote mental health by introducing non-practitioners to mindfulness meditation.