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Dark Lancaster

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Publication date2005
<mark>Original language</mark>English
EventABUSE: the dark side of human-computer interaction Workshop -
Duration: 1/01/1900 → …


ConferenceABUSE: the dark side of human-computer interaction Workshop
Period1/01/00 → …


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.