One of CRIT’s contributions to supporting humanistic based work in HCI is Jeffrey Bardzell’s development of interaction criticism.

“We understand design criticism as referring to rigorous interpretive interrogations of the complex relationships between (a) designs broadly construed to include both processes and products, including their material and perceptual qualities as well as their broader situatedness in cultural styles and conventions; and (b) user experiences, which include the meanings, behaviors, perceptions, affects, insights, and social sensibilities that arise in the context of interaction and its outcomes.”

  • Bardzell, Jeffrey. “Interaction criticism: An introduction to the practice.” Interacting with computers 23.6 (2011): 604-621.
  • Bardzell, Jeffrey. “Interaction criticism and aesthetics.” Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. ACM, 2009.
  • Bardzell, Jeffrey, and Shaowen Bardzell. “Interaction criticism: a proposal and framework for a new discipline of hci.” CHI’08 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems. ACM, 2008.