Author: pzdziars

What is Interaction Criticism?

One of CRIT’s contributions to supporting humanistic approaches in HCI is Jeffrey Bardzell’s development of interaction criticism. It is a critical methodology aimed to support the reading...


How the humanities can be applied to support HCI, design, and IT research

Abstract: “Although it has influenced the field of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) since its origins, humanistic HCI has come into its own since the early 2000s. In that time, it has made...


Make It (Critical)

The Make It (Critical) card deck is a tool that helps designers consider new ways of ideation by introducing them to speculative and critical designs. The cards challenge designers to break out of...


Persuasive Anxiety: Designing and Deploying Material and Formal Explorations of Personal Tracking Devices

Researchers in the CRIT group have used critical design as a method to investigate concepts relevant to Social Computing and persuasive technologies. The Fractured View, designed by Shad Gross,...