Politics and Human-Computer Interaction
Our ongoing work develops framework to support the interdisciplinary collaboration and integrate political science and human-computer interaction. This research seeks to
- Identify and apply political science theory in the study of digital interactive systems in a consistent manner and advance the current state of the art in human-computer interaction
- Develop and deploy novel methodological approaches to study digital systems in political (and social) sciences, inspired by human-computer interaction research methods
The overreaching objective from these two aspects is to renew both research disciplines, acknowledging that such interdisciplinary work is mandatory is required to address digital democracy, and more generally understand the interplay between politics and information and communication technology. Through demonstrating how such approach can be developed in particular area, online deliberation research, the project provides a template which can be used to address various other domains as well.
Publications: Reflecting scholarship and developing interdisciplinary collaboration
- Nelimarkka, Matti: A Review of Research on Participation in Democratic Decision-Making Presented at SIGCHI Conferences Toward an Improved Trading Zone Between Political Science and HCI. Accepted for publication at CSCW 2019.
- Nelimarkka, Matti: What do we study when studying politics and democracy? A thematic analysis of how politics and democracy are studied in SIGCHI conference papers In preparation
Publications: Integrating political science and human-computer interaction
Social, cultural and political factors and design
- Nelimarkka, Matti, Rancy, Jean Philippe, Grygiel, Jennifer, Semaan, Bryan: (Re)Design to Mitigate Political Polarization: Reflecting Habermas’ ideal communication space in the United States of America and Finland Accepted for publication at CSCW 2019.
- Nelimarkka, Matti, Laaksonen, Salla-Maaria & Semaan, Bryan: Social Media Is Polarized, Social Media Is Polarized: Towards a New Design Agenda for Mitigating Polarization. DIS 2018.
- Nelimarkka, Matti, Rancy, Jean Philippe, Grygiel, Jennifer & Semaan, Bryan: (Re)Design to Mitigate Political Polarization: Reflecting Habermas’ ideal communication space in the United States of America and Finland Accepted for publication at CSCW 2019.