Dark Lancaster

Dix, Alan and Gilleade, Kiel and Ghazali, Masitah and Sheridan, Jennifer and Lock, Simon and Holt, Jane (2005) Dark Lancaster. In: ABUSE: the dark side of human-computer interaction Workshop, 1900-01-01.

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In this position paper we'll outline a few ongoing and planned projects at Lancaster that are not all sweetness and light. In some we are interested in some of the darker aspects of human nature: frustration when things go wrong in order to design games with the right emotional impact; and anger of those seeking jobs in order to help train those who need to defuse fraught situations. In others we deliberately seek to design ‘bad’ situations; obviously this is necessary to study issues like frustration, but also we design bad things in order to understand what is good! Finally, there are times when good is dark and the bright light of day needs to be shrouded just a little.

Item Type: Contribution to Conference (Paper)
Journal or Publication Title: ABUSE: the dark side of human-computer interaction Workshop
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/researchoutput/libraryofcongress/qa75
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Sociology
ID Code: 12561
Deposited By: ep_importer_comp
Deposited On: 15 Oct 2009 16:28
Refereed?: No
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2019 23:45
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/12561

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