Metaprobes, Metaphysical Workshops and Sketchy Philosophy

Enrique Encinas*, Abigail C. Durrant, Robb Mitchell, Mark Blythe

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Abstrakt

The intersection of philosophy and HCI is a longstanding site of interest for the field that has been attracting special attention in recent years. In this paper, we present metaphysical probes (Metaprobes) as a tool for design-led philosophical inquiry. A Metaprobe is a design artifact used to study a metaphysical idea without concealing the philosophical tools mobilized by the designers or the designerly knowledge attained after deployment. We introduce the concept of a Metaphysical Workshop. This is the set of sketchy philosophical notions that a designer mobilizes in order to research a philosophical idea through design. We then present a case study that comprises: the philosophical issue under examination, the Metaprobes designed to study it, the metaphysical workshop used and the designerly insight produced. We conclude with a discussion of the potentials and weaknesses of Metaprobes in relation to other critical and speculative research-through-design practices. We aim to provide one way to make philosophies already present in design more explicit and make other philosophical concepts relevant to HCI more accessible and workable for designers.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelCHI '20: Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Antal sider13
Publikationsdatoapr. 2020
Sider1-13
Artikelnummer3376453
ISBN (Elektronisk)9781450367080
DOI
StatusUdgivet - apr. 2020
BegivenhedCHI 2020: CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Honolulu, USA
Varighed: 25 apr. 202030 jun. 2020

Konference

KonferenceCHI 2020: CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
LandUSA
ByHonolulu
Periode25/04/202030/06/2020

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    Encinas, E., C. Durrant, A., Mitchell, R., & Blythe, M. (2020). Metaprobes, Metaphysical Workshops and Sketchy Philosophy. I CHI '20: Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (s. 1-13). [3376453] https://doi.org/10.1145/3313831.3376453