Inaugural Lecture by Professor Torkil Clemmensen

Reframing Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) as a cross-cultural and cultural psychology.

Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 14:00 to 16:30

Human-computer interaction (HCI) involves the study, planning, design, and uses of the interaction between people (users) and computers. Psychology is a major function of this multidisicplinary field. While this field has been extremely successsful since its birth in the early 1980ties, the spread of the practice of using computers to all corners of the globe - and the endless many new contexts of use - challenges the scientific foundation of the field and its fundamental concepts and methods. In this talk, I will review some of the key research questions that we may want to answer in order to reframe human-computer interaction as a cross-cultural and cultural psychology field.

14:00-14:05 Welcome by Head of Department, Jan Damsgaard
14:05-14:15 Welcome by the Dean of Research, Peter Møllgaard
14:15-14:55 Inaugural lecture by Ravi Vatrapu
15:00-15:40 Inaugural lecture by Torkil Clemmensen
15:40-16:30 Reception, Howitzvej 60 (4th floor)

About Torkil Clemmensen
Torkil Clemmensen is professor at Department of Digitalization, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark. He has a bachelor, a master, and a PhD in psychology from University of Copenhagen, Denmark. His research interest is in Human-Computer Interaction, in particular psychology as a science of design. The focus of his research is on cultural psychological perspectives on usability and user experience. As chair of International Federation of Information Processing (IFIP), TC Human-Computer Interaction’s Working Group 13.6 on Human Work Interaction Design (HWID) 2008-2014, and currently vice-chair, he co-organizes a series of international workshops and working conferences on work analysis and usability/user experiences in organizational, human, social and cultural contexts. He contributes to key conferences and journals within Human-Computer Interaction, Design, and Information Systems.

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