Reading List

This page provides a reading list for the module, both from the “set” reading each week, some additional further reading that may be useful (in blue) and the interesting things you have found along the way (in browny orange).

Week 1: Introduction to the module
Week 2: What is this thing called HCI?
  • The Turn to Practice in HCI: Towards a Research Agenda, by Kari Kuutti and Liam Bannon (ACM Link)
  • HCI Research as Problem-Solving, by Antti Oulasvirta and Kasper Hornbæk (ACM Link / Free online link)
  • Human-computer interaction as science, by Stuart Reeves (ACM Link / Free online link)
  • Staying Open to Interpretation: Engaging Multiple Meanings in Design and Evaluation, by Phoebe Sengers and Bill Gaver (ACM link)
Week 3: Participatory everything
  • Participatory design and “democratizing innovation”, by Erling Björgvinsson, Pelle Ehn, Per-Anders Hillgren (ACM link)
  • Evaluation in Participatory Design: A Literature Survey, by Claus Bossen, Christian Dindler and Ole Sejer Iversen (ACM link)
  • Structuring Future Social Relations: The Politics of Care in Participatory Practice, by Ann Light and Yoko Akama (ACM link)
  • Empathy, Participatory Design and People with Dementia, by Stephen Lindsay, Daniel Jackson, Cas Ladha, Karim Ladha, Katie Brittain and Patrick Olivier (ACM link / Free online link)
  • Creating Creative Spaces for Co-Designing with Autistic Children – The Concept of a “Handlungsspielraum”, by Julia Makhaeva, Christopher Frauenberger and Katharina Spiel (ACM link)
  • Talking through design: requirements and resistance in cooperative prototyping, by John Bowers and James Pycock (ACM link)
  • Scandinavian participatory design: dialogic curation with teenagers, by Ole Sejer Iversen and Rachel Charlotte Smith (ACM link)
  • Opportunistic engagement by designing on the street, by Stephen Lindsay, Nick Taylor and Patrick Olivier (ACM link)
  • Strangers at the Gate: Gaining Access, Building Rapport, and Co-Constructing Community-Based Research, by Christopher Le Dantec and Sarah Fox (ACM link / Free online link)
  • Practice-based Design of a Neighborhood Portal: Focusing on Elderly Tenants in a City Quarter Living Lab, by  Claudia Müller, Dominik Hornung, Theodor Hamm and Volker Wulf (ACM link)
  • Participatory IT in Semi-Public Spaces, by Susanne Bødker, Clemens Nylandsted Klokmose, Matthias Korn and Anna Maria Polli (ACM link / Free online link)
  • Co-production in practice: how people with assisted living needs can help design and evolve technologies and services, by Joseph Wherton, Paul Sugarhood, Rob Procter, Sue Hinder and Trisha Greenhalgh (BioMed central link)
  • Senior designers: empowering seniors to design enjoyable falls rehabilitation tools, by Stephen Uzor, Lynne Baillie and Dawn Skelton (ACM link)
  • Participatory Research with Older Adults with AMD: Co-Designing a SMART Diet Diary App, by Lilit Hakobyan, Jo Lumsden and Dympna O’Sullivan (ACM link / Free online link)
Week 4: Pervasive and invasive
  • The Computer for the 21st Century, by Mark Weiser (ACM Link / Free online link)
  • What next, Ubicomp? Celebrating an intellectual disappearing act, by Gregory Abowd (ACM Link / Free online link)
  • Yesterday’s tomorrows: notes on ubiquitous computing’s dominant vision, by Genevieve Bell and Paul Dourish (ACM Link / Free online link)
  • Ubicomp’s Colonial Impulse, by Paul Dourish and Scott Mainwaring (ACM Link / Free online link)
  • Moving on from Weiser’s Vision of Calm Computing: Engaging UbiComp Experiences, by Yvonne Rogers (ACM Link / Free online link)
  • An Informed View on Consent for Ubicomp, by Ewa Luger and Tom Rodden (ACM Link)
Week 5: Alone together
  • Turkopticon: Interrupting Worker Invisibility in Amazon Mechanical Turk, by Lilly Irani and M. Six Silberman (ACM Link / Free online link)
  • Being A Turker, by David Martin, Benjamin V. Hanrahan, Jacki O’Neill and Neha Gupta (ACM Link / Free online link)
  • Human Computation: A Survey and Taxonomy of a Growing Field, by Alexander Quinn and Ben Bederson (ACM Link / Free online link)
  • Web workers unite! addressing challenges of online laborers, by Ben Bederson and Alexander Quinn (ACM Link / Free online link)
  • Operating an employer reputation system: lessons from Turkopticon, 2008–2015, by M. Six Silberman and Lilly Irani (Free online link)
  • “I want to be a captain! I want to be a captain!”: gamification in the old weather citizen science project, by Alexandra Eveleigh, Charlene Jennett, Stuart Lynn and Anna Cox (ACM link)
  • A Pool of Dreams: Facebook, Politics and the Emergence of a Social Movement, by Clara Crivellaro, Rob Comber, John Bowers, Peter Wright and Patrick Olivier (ACM Link / Free online link)
  • Digital Footprints and Changing Networks During Online Identity Transitions, by Oliver Haimson, Jed Brubaker, Lynn Dombrowski and Gillian Hayes (ACM Link / Free online link)
  • “It’s not that I don’t have problems, I’m just not putting them on Facebook”: Challenges and Opportunities in Using Online Social Networks for Health, by Mark Newman, Debra Lauterbach, Sean Munson, Paul Resnick and Margaret Morris (ACM Link / Free online link)
  • Experimental evidence of massive-scale emotional contagion through social networks, by Adam Kramer, Jamie Guillory and Jeff Hancock (PNAS Ref / Free online link)
  • Social network activity and social well-being, by Moira Burke, Cameron Marlow and Thomas Lento (ACM ref / Free online link)
  • Moving beyond untagging: photo privacy in a tagged world, by Andrew Besmer and Heather Richter Lipford (ACM ref / Free online link)
  • Debating Poverty Porn on Twitter: Social Media as a Place for Everyday Socio-Political Talk, by Phil Brooker, John Vines, Selina Sutton, Julie Barnett, Tom Feltwell, and Shaun Lawson (ACM Link)
  • Major Life Changes and Behavioral Markers in Social Media: Case of Childbirth, by Munmun De Choudhury, Scott Counts and Eric Horvitz (ACM Link / Free online link)
  • (How) Will the Revolution be Retweeted? Information Diffusion and the 2011 Egyptian Uprising, by Kate Starbird and Leysia Palen (ACM Link / Free online link)
  • 4Is of social bully filtering: identity, inference, influence, and intervention, by Yunfei Chen et al (ACM link)
  • Is the Sample Good Enough? Comparing Data from Twitter’s Streaming API with
    Twitter’s Firehose, by Fred Morstatter and co (free link)
  • Social Media as Information Source: Recency of Updates and Credibility of Information, by David Westerman et al (Journal link)
Videos and Pictures
  • Health Vlogger-Viewer Interaction in Chronic Illness Management, by Leslie S. Liu, Jina Huh, Tina Neogi, Kori Inkpen, and Wanda Pratt (ACM Link)
  • Constructing the Visual Online Political Self: An Analysis of Instagram Use by the Scottish Electorate, by Jamie Mahoney, Tom Feltwell, Obinna Ajuruchi and Shaun Lawson (ACM Link)
  • Meerkat and Periscope: I Stream, You Stream, Apps Stream for Live Streams, by John Tang, Gina Venolia and Kori M. Inkpen (ACM Link)
  • Live-streaming mobile video: production as civic engagement (ACM Link)
  • The dark side of online activism: Swedish right-wing extremist video activism on YouTube (Journal link)
Week 6: Physical and embodied
  • Tangible Interfaces for Manipulating Aggregates of Digital Information, by Brygg Ullmer (
  • Chapter 2 of Where the Action Is on “Getting In Touch”, by Paul Dourish (
  • Tangible Interaction, by Eva Hornecker (Link)
  • Tangible bits: towards seamless interfaces between people, bits and atoms, by Hiroshi Ishii and Brygg Ullmer (ACM Link)
  • Radical atoms: beyond tangible bits, toward transformable materials, by Hiroshi Ishii, David Lakatos, Leonardo Bonanni and Jean-Beaptiste Labrune (ACM Link)
  • Haptic Wave: A CRoss-Modal Interface for Visually Impaired Audio Producers, by Atau Tanaka and Adam Parkinson (ACM Link)
  • Materiable: Rendering Dynamic Material Properties in Response to Direct Physical Touch  with Shape Changing Interfaces, by Ken Kakagaki and colleagues (ACM Link)
  • IrukaTact: Submersible Haptic Search Glove, by Aisen Chacin and colleagues (ACM Link)
  • Snake Charmer: Physically Enabling Virtual Objects, by Bruno Araujo and colleagues (ACM Link)
  • The role of physicality in tangible and embodied interactions, by Eva Hornecker (ACM Link)
  • Music-touch shoes: vibrotactile interface for hearing impaired dancers, by Lining Yao and colleagues (ACM Link)
  • DataSpoon: Overcoming Design Challenges in Tangible and Embedded Assistive Technologies, by Oren Zuckerman and colleagues (ACM Link)
  • A Tangible Embedded Programming System to Convey Event-Handling Concept, by Danil Wang and colleagues (ACM Link)
  • Navigation of Pitch Space on a Digital Musical Instrument with Dynamic Tactile Feedback, by Robert Jack and colleagues (ACM Link)
  • uniMorph: Fabricating Thin Film Composites for Shape-Changing Interfaces, by Felix Heibeck and colleagues (ACM Link)
  • Physical telepresence: shape capture and display for embodied, computer-mediated remote collaboration, by Daniel Leithinger and colleagues (ACM Link)
  • Tangible Viewports: Getting Out of Flatland in Desktop Environments, by Renaud Gervais and colleagues (ACM Link)
  • The metaDESK: Models and prototypes for tangible user interfaces, by Brygg Ullmer and Hiroshi Ishii (ACM Link)
  • Getting a grip on tangible interaction: a framework on physical space and social interaction, by Eva Hornecker and Jacob Buur (ACM Link)
  • Radical clashes: what tangible interaction is made of, by Jelle van Dijk and co (ACM Link)
  • Bridging the gap: attribute and spatial metaphors for tangible interface design, by Anna Macaranas and co (ACM Link)
  • Integrating Theories of Mind with Tangible and Embedded Interaction Design, by Ilhan Asian and co (ACM Link)
  • ChronoTape: tangible timelines for family history, by Peter Bennett, Mike Fraser and Madeline Balaam (ACM Link)
  • Mapping Place: Supporting Cultural Learning through a Lukasa-inspired Tangible Tabletop Museum Exhibit, by Jean Ho Chu and colleagues (ACM Link)
  • An integrated multi-modal actuated tangible user interface for distributed collaborative planning, by Eckard Riedenklau and co (ACM Link)
  • mediaBlocks: physical containers, transports, and controls for online media, by Brygg Ullmer, Hiroshi Ishii and Dylan Glas (ACM Link)
Week 8: Engaging with Data
  • A Lived Informatics Model of Personal Informatics, by Daniel Epstein, An Ping, James Fogarty and Sean Munson (ACM Link / Free link)
  • A Stage-Based Model of Personal Informatics Systems, Ian Li, Anind Dey and Jodi Forlizzi (ACM Link / Free link)
  • Human-Data Interaction: The Human Face of the Data-Driven Society, by Richard Mortier and co (SSRN Link / Free link)
  • Data-in-Place: Thinking through the Relations Between Data and Community, by Alex Taylor and co (ACM Link / Free link)
  • Pass the Ball: Enforced Turn-Taking in Activity Tracking, by John Rooksby, Mattias Rost, Alistair Morrison and Matthew Chalmers (ACM Link / Free link)
  • A Quantified Past: Towards Design for Remembering with Personal Informatics, by Chris Elsden, David Kirk and Abigail Durrant (Journal link / Free link)
  • Metadating: Exploring the Romance and Future of Personal Data, by Chris Elsden and co (ACM Link)
  • Fit4Life: The Design of a Persuasive Technology Promoting Healthy Behavior and Ideal Weight, by Stephen Purpura and co (ACM Link / Free link)
  • Beyond Abandonment to Next Steps: Understanding and Designing for Life after Personal Informatics Tool Use, by Daniel Epstein and co (ACM link / Free link)
  • Personal Tracking as Lived Informatics, by John Rooksby, Alistair Morrison and Matthew Chalmers (ACM Link / Free link)
  • Quantifying the body: monitoring and measuring health in the age of mHealth technologies, by Deborah Lupton (Journal link)
Week 9: Now with Added Experience
  • User experience – a research agenda, by Marc Hassenzahl and Noam Tractinsky (Journal link / free link)
  • Understanding Experience in Interactive Systems, by Jodi Forlizzi and Katja Battarbee (ACM link / free link)
  • A Dialogical Approach to Experience: Uncovering Critical Potential, by John McCarthy and Peter Wright (free link)
  • Causing Commotion with a Shape-changing Bench – Experiencing Shape-Changing Interfaces in Use (ACM link)
Week 10: Turning to the Civic
  • Illegitimate Civic Participation: Supporting Community Activists on the Ground, by Miriam Asad and Christopher Le Dantec (ACM ref / free link)
  • Data, Design and Civics: An Exploratory Study of Civic Tech, by Kirsten Boehner and Carl DiSalvo (ACM ref)
  • Re-Making Places: HCI, ‘Community Building’ and Change, by Clara Crivellaro and co (ACM ref / free link)
  • Designing Speculative Civics, by Carl DiSalvo, Tom jenkins and Thomas Lodato (ACM link)
  • The Datacatcher: Batch Deployment and Documentation of 130 Location-Aware, Mobile Devices That Put Sociopolitically-Relevant Big Data in People’s Hands: Polyphonic Interpretation at Scale, Bill Gaver and colleagues (ACM ref)
  • Sens-Us: Designing Innovative Civic Technology for the Public Good, Connie Golsteijn and co (ACM ref)
  • Reflections on Deploying Distributed Consultation Technologies with Community Organisations, by Ian Johnson and co (ACM ref / free link)
  • Participation and Publics: Supporting Community Engagement, by Christopher Le Dantec
  • Data and the City, by Donald McMillan and co (ACM ref / free link)
  • Leaving the Wild: Lessons from Community Technology Handovers, by Nick Taylor and co (ACM link / free link)
  • (Infra)structures of Volunteering, by Amy Voida and co (ACM ref)
  • Public Deliberation in Municipal Planning: Supporting Action and Reflection with Mobile Technology, by Morten Bohoj and colleagues (ACM ref / free link)
  • Contesting the City: Enacting the Political Through Digitally Supported Urban Walks, by Clara Crivellaro and colleagues (ACM ref)
  • Making Public Things: How HCI Design Can Express Matters of Concern, by Carl DiSalvo and co (ACM ref)
  • HCI, Civic Engagement & Trust, by Mike Harding and co (ACM ref)
  • “Everyone Is Talking about It!”: A Distributed Approach to Urban Voting Technology and Visualisations, by Lisa Koeman and co (ACM ref / free link)
  • Talking it Further: From Feelings and Memories to Civic Discussions In and About Places, by Matthias Korn and Jon Back (ACM ref)
  • Creating Friction: Infrastructuring Civic Engagement in Everyday Life, by Matthias Korn and Amy Voida (ACM ref)
  • A Tale of Two Publics: Democratizing Design at the Margins, by Christopher Le Dantec and co (ACM ref / free link)
  • Planning with Crowdsourced Data: Rhetoric and Representation in Transportation Planning, by Christopher Le Dantec and co (ACM ref / free link)
  • Technology and the Politics of Mobility: Evidence Generation in Accessible Transport Activism, by Sunil Roger, John Vines and Janice McLaughlin (ACM ref / free link)
  • A Long-term Strategy for Designing (in) the Wild: Lessons from the Urban Mediator and Traffic Planning in Helsinki, by Joanna Saad-Sulonen and co (ACM ref)
  • Designing Political Deliberation Environments to Support Interactions in the Public Sphere, by Bryan Semaan and co (ACM ref)
  • Legitimacy Work: Invisible Work in Philanthropic Crowdfunding, by Katie Tanaka and Amy Voida (ACM ref / free link)
  • Viewpoint: Empowering Communities with Situated Voting Devices, by Nick Taylor and co (ACM ref / free link)
  • PosterVote: Expanding the Action Repertoire for Local Political Activism, by Vasilis Vlachokyriakos and co (ACM ref / free link)
  • Shared Values/Conflicting Logics: Working Around E-Government Systems, by Amy Voida and co (ACM ref / free link)