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FFF Seminar: Implications for theory

Professor Kasper Hornbæk (University of Copenhagen)

Tid: Fr 2022-12-09 kl 13.00

Plats: Online

Videolänk: Online

Språk: English

Medverkande: Professor Kasper Hornbæk (University of Copenhagen)

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Everybody agrees that theory is important. Yet, it is rare to see papers in HCI raise implications for theory. In this talk, I will discuss why. I will outline some barriers to drawing implications for theory that originate in beliefs about the value of induction, iteration, novelty, and positioning. After having argued against these beliefs, I will outline the benefits of raising implications for theory and suggest some tricks of doing so that might benefit cumulation of insights and theory building in HCI.


Kasper Hornbæk received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Copenhagen, in 1998 and 2002, respectively. Since 2014 he has been a professor in computer science at the University of Copenhagen. His core research interests is human-computer interaction, including usability research, shape-changing interfaces, large displays, body-based user interfaces, and information visualization. He serves on the editorial board of ACM Transactions on Human-computer Interaction and has served for more than 10 years as an associate chair for ACM conference on Human Factors in Computing, CHI. In 2020, he was induced to the CHI Academy.