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Seven HCI Grand Challenges
International Journal of Human–Computer Interaction (2019)
  • Constantine Stephanidis, University of Crete
  • Gavriel Salvendy, University of Central Florida
  • Margherita Antona, FORTH-ICS
  • Jessie Y. C. Chen, U.S. Army Research Laboratory
  • Jianming Dong, Huawei Inc.
  • Vincent G. Duffy, Purdue University
  • Xiaowen Fang, DePaul University
  • Cali Fidopiastis, Design Interactive
  • Gino Fragomeni, U.S. Army Futures Command
  • Limin Paul Fu, Alibaba Group
  • Yinni Guo, Google
  • Don Harris, Coventry University
  • Andri Ioannou, Cyprus University of Technology
  • Kyeong-ah (Kate) Jeong, Intel
  • Shin'ichi Konomi, Kyushu University
  • Heidi Kromker, Ilmenau University of Technology
  • Masaaki Kurosu, The Open University of Japan
  • James R. Lewis, IBM Corporation
  • Aaron Marcus, Aaron Marcus and Associates
  • Gabriele Meiselwitz, Towson University
  • Abbas Moallem, San Jose State University
  • Hirohiko Mori, Tokyo City University
  • Fiona Fui-Hoon Nah, Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • Stavroula Ntoa, FORTH-ICS
  • Pei-Luen Patrick Rau, Tsinghua University
  • Dylan Schmorrow, SoarTech
  • Keng Siau, Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • Norbert Streitz, Smart Future Initiative
  • Wentao Wang, Baidu, Inc.
  • Sakae Yamamoto, Tokyo University of Science
  • Panayiotis Zaphiris, Cyprus University of Technology
  • Jia Zhou, Chongqing University
This article aims to investigate the Grand Challenges which arise in the current and emerging landscape of rapid technological evolution towards more intelligent interactive technologies, coupled with increased and widened societal needs, as well as individual and collective expectations that HCI, as a discipline, is called upon to address. A perspective oriented to humane and social values is adopted, formulating the challenges in terms of the impact of emerging intelligent interactive technologies on human life both at the individual and societal levels. Seven Grand Challenges are identified and presented in this article: Human-Technology Symbiosis; Human-Environment Interactions; Ethics, Privacy and Security; Well-being, Health and Eudaimonia; Accessibility and Universal Access; Learning and Creativity; and Social Organization and Democracy. Although not exhaustive, they summarize the views and research priorities of an international interdisciplinary group of experts, reflecting different scientific perspectives, methodological approaches and application domains. Each identified Grand Challenge is analyzed in terms of: concept and problem definition; main research issues involved and state of the art; and associated emerging requirements.
This article presents the results of the collective effort of a group of 32 experts involved in the community of the Human Computer Interaction International (HCII) Conference series. The group’s collaboration started in early 2018 with the collection of opinions from all group members, each asked to independently list and describe five HCI grand challenges. During a one-day meeting held on the 20th July 2018 in the context of the HCI International 2018 Conference in Las Vegas, USA, the identified topics were debated and challenges were formulated in terms of the impact of emerging intelligent interactive technologies on human life both at the individual and societal levels. Further analysis and consolidation led to a set of seven Grand Challenges presented herein. This activity was organized and supported by the HCII Conference series.
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July 1, 2019
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Constantine Stephanidis, Gavriel Salvendy, Margherita Antona, Jessie Y. C. Chen, et al.. "Seven HCI Grand Challenges" International Journal of Human–Computer Interaction Vol. 35 Iss. 14 (2019) p. 1229 - 1269 ISSN: 1044-7318
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