(Un)Acceptable!?!: Re-thinking the Social Acceptability of Emerging Technologies

Koelle, M., Boll, S., Olsson, T., Williamson, J. , Profita, H., Kane, S. and Mitchell, R. (2018) (Un)Acceptable!?!: Re-thinking the Social Acceptability of Emerging Technologies. In: 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Montréal, QC, Canada, 21-26 Apr 2018, W03. ISBN 9781450356213 (doi: 10.1145/3170427.3170620)

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A central viewpoint to understanding the human aspects of interactive systems is the concept of technology acceptance. Actual, or imagined disapproval from other people can have a major impact on how information technological innovations are received, but HCI lacks comprehensive, up-to date, and actionable, articulations of "social acceptability". The spread of information and communication technologies (ICT) into all aspects of our lives appears to have dramatically increased the range and scale of potential issues with social acceptance. This workshop brings together academics and practitioners to discuss what social acceptance and acceptability mean in the context of various emerging technologies and modern human-computer interaction. We aim to bring the concept of social acceptability in line with the current technology landscape, as well as to identify relevant research steps for making it more useful, actionable and researchable with well-operationalized metrics.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Williamson, Dr Julie
Authors: Koelle, M., Boll, S., Olsson, T., Williamson, J., Profita, H., Kane, S., and Mitchell, R.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
Publisher:ACM Press
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2018 The Authors
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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