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Evaluation beyond Usability: Validating Sustainable HCI Research

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Publication date21/04/2018
Host publicationCHI '18 Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherACM
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9781450356206
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

The evaluation of research artefacts is an important step to validate research contributions. Sub-disciplines of HCI often pursue primary goals other than usability, such as Sustainable HCI (SHCI), HCI for development, or health and wellbeing. For such disciplines, established evaluation methods are not always appropriate or sufficient, and new conventions for identifying, discussing, and justifying suitable evaluation methods need to be established. In this paper, we revisit the purpose and goals of evaluation in HCI and SHCI, and elicit five key elements that can provide guidance to identifying evaluation methods for SHCI research. Our essay is meant as a starting point for discussing current and improving future evaluation practice in SHCI; we also believe it holds value for other subdisciplines in HCI that encounter similar challenges while evaluating their research.