Alex Kirlik

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingForeword/postscript


This introductory chapter begins with a brief discussion of the human-technology interaction (HTI) approach. It then explains the rationale behind the compilation of HTI research articles in this volume. A recurring theme across these articles was a desire to not merely inform, but to reform. One can read the pieces collected here simultaneously as an extended complaint and, more importantly, a set of recommendations-or at least object lessons-for how HTI research ought to broaden both its perspective and its practical, even moral, aspirations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHuman-Tech
Subtitle of host publicationEthical and Scientific Foundations
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780199863358
ISBN (Print)9780199765140
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • HTI research
  • Object lessons
  • Practical aspirations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Psychology


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