Towards Post-Interaction Computing: Addressing Immediacy, (un)Intentionality, Instability and Interaction Effects

Rob Comber, Airi Lampinen, Jesse Haapoja

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The changes that have come about through the increased speed, ubiquity, and scale of computational systems require a reconceptualisation of how we think about and study the relationship between humans and computers. Driven by the increased production of data in interaction and the transfer of value from interaction to data, we argue that computing that fundamentally impacts human-computer relations is no longer happening only in interaction but also without and outside interaction. While recent arguments have highlighted interaction as a problematic concept for HCI — challenging what constitute users, use, the human, and the computer in interaction — we propose post-interaction computing as one means to conceptualise a fourth wave of HCI. We propose four concepts — immediacy, (un)intentionality, interaction effects, and instability — that can help us in identifying and slicing our objects of analysis in new ways that better match the challenges that HCI is now faced with.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Halfway to the Future Symposium 2019 (HTTF 2019), November 19–20, 2019, 2019, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4503-7203-9
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2019
MoE publication typeA4 Conference publication
EventHalfway to the Future Symposium - Nottingham, United Kingdom
Duration: 19 Nov 201920 Nov 2019


ConferenceHalfway to the Future Symposium
Abbreviated titleHTTF
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


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