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      The Unique Qualities of Machines in Quasi-Social Interactions – Exploring and Understanding Otherware

      34th British HCI Workshop and Doctoral Consortium (HCI2021-WDC)
      Post-pandemic HCI – Living Digitally
      20th - 21st July 2021
      Human-technology relations, Interaction design, Quasi-other


            Technologies like chatbots or voice assistants that users encounter and interact with in a social manner, or an alterity relationship, become more and more widespread and gain relevancy. However, approaches that make use of the unique qualities of machines in social situations instead of the attempt to replicate humans are still infant and need further research and application. To approach this topic, otherware should be understood further, through case studies and the development of methods and tools to design appropriate, non-anthropomorphic applications and interactions. Furthermore, applying speculative methods such as anticipative ethnography, but also through materialised examples, the design of otherware leading to positive experiences should be explored.


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            July 2021
            : 1-4
            [0001]Experience and Interaction, University of Siegen, Germany
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            34th British HCI Workshop and Doctoral Consortium
            London, UK
            20th - 21st July 2021
            Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
            Post-pandemic HCI – Living Digitally
            Product Information: 1477-9358BCS Learning & Development
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            Electronic Workshops in Computing

            Applied computer science,Computer science,Security & Cryptology,Graphics & Multimedia design,General computer science,Human-computer-interaction
            Interaction design,Quasi-other,Human-technology relations


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