Congratulations to Dr. Shaowen Bardzell for being promoted to Full Professor and for receiving the CHI 2018 Diversity Champion Recognition Award.

Shaowen Bardzell was promoted to Full Professor of Informatics at Indiana University. Shaowen Bardzell is the recipient of the CHI 2018 Diversity Champion Recognition Award in the Trailblazer category...


CRIT faculty Shaowen Bardzell will serve as Conference Co-Chair of ACM DIS 2019, and PhD Student Cyn Liu will serve as the Social Media Chair of ACM TEI 2019

CRIT Faculty and PhD Student will be serving at two key conferences in 2019: Shaowen Bardzell: Conference Co-chair of ACM DIS2019 Cyn Liu: Social Media Chair of ACM TEI2019 …


Drs. Jeffrey and Shaowen Bardzell shared their perspective on Humanistic contributions to IT research as part of Wells Distinguished Lecture Series at Indiana University.

Jeffrey Bardzell and Shaowen Bardzell (2018). Humanistic contribution to IT research field. Invited lecture. Wells Distinguished Lecture Series. The Institute for Advanced Study at Indiana...


Dr. Shaowen Bardzell gave a talk about Making and Utopias as part of Indiana University's School of Education CRLT & Jacobs Chair Speaker Series.

Shaowen Bardzell (2018). Making’s utopian promises. CRLT & Jacobs Chair Speaker Series. Indiana University School of Education. (March 5, 2018). …


CRIT's collaborative paper with Guo Freeman on making in Taiwan was awarded an Honorable Mention Award (Honorable Mention Award (top %5) at CHI 2018.

“Bottom-Up Imaginaries: The Cultural-Technical Practice of Inventing Regional Advantage through IT R&D” in collaboration with Guo Freeman at University of Cincinnati.  ...


CRIT's paper based on fieldwork on maker cultures in Taiwan was awarded an Honorable Mention Award (top %5) at CHI 2017.

Supporting Cultures of Making: Technology, Policy, Visions, and Myths Abstract: “Recent HCI research has linked social policy to design, e.g., in issues such as public safety, privacy, and...


What is Interaction Criticism?

One of CRIT’s contributions to supporting humanistic approaches in HCI is Jeffrey Bardzell’s development of interaction criticism. It is a critical methodology aimed to support the reading...


How the humanities can be applied to support HCI, design, and IT research

Abstract: “Although it has influenced the field of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) since its origins, humanistic HCI has come into its own since the early 2000s. In that time, it has made...


Make It (Critical)

The Make It (Critical) card deck is a tool that helps designers consider new ways of ideation by introducing them to speculative and critical designs. The cards challenge designers to break out of...


Persuasive Anxiety: Designing and Deploying Material and Formal Explorations of Personal Tracking Devices

Researchers in the CRIT group have used critical design as a method to investigate concepts relevant to Social Computing and persuasive technologies. The Fractured View, designed by Shad Gross,...