Implications of Human-Computer Interaction Research
by van Berkel, Niels and Hornbæk, Kasper
Abstract:
The field of human-computer interaction covers a broad set of methods, viewpoints, and application areas. While the real-world impact of our research is typically impossible to predict, HCI researchers generally seek for their work to have implications that go beyond an individual paper. For example, a study on the use of datalogging tools by hospital staff can provide design implications for patient information systems. A paper on privacy on the Web might provide policy implications on the regulation of tracking technologies. Finally, an analysis of methodological flaws in published papers can provide new analysis guidelines with implications for applying research methods. As these examples highlight, implications from a single study may span a variety of levels and types of potential impact. Here, we present seven types of implications commonly encountered in HCI research and outline the specific aspects that reinforce their impact.
Reference:
N. van Berkel, K. Hornbæk, "Implications of Human-Computer Interaction Research", ACM Interactions, vol. 30, no. 4, 2023, 50–55.
Bibtex Entry:
@article{Berkel2023ImplicationsHCI,
	title        = {Implications of Human-Computer Interaction Research},
	author       = {van Berkel, Niels and Hornbæk, Kasper},
	year         = 2023,
	journal      = {ACM Interactions},
	volume       = 30,
	number       = 4,
	pages        = {50–55},
	doi          = {10.1145/3600103},
	url          = {https://nielsvanberkel.com/files/publications/interactions2023a.pdf},
	abstract     = {The field of human-computer interaction covers a broad set of methods, viewpoints, and application areas. While the real-world impact of our research is typically impossible to predict, HCI researchers generally seek for their work to have implications that go beyond an individual paper. For example, a study on the use of datalogging tools by hospital staff can provide design implications for patient information systems. A paper on privacy on the Web might provide policy implications on the regulation of tracking technologies. Finally, an analysis of methodological flaws in published papers can provide new analysis guidelines with implications for applying research methods. As these examples highlight, implications from a single study may span a variety of levels and types of potential impact. Here, we present seven types of implications commonly encountered in HCI research and outline the specific aspects that reinforce their impact.}
}