HCI and the Outdoors

What can Human-Computer Interaction learn from people who engage in long-term outdoor activities such as long-distance cycling or hiking? This question drives an ongoing research that investigates how people craft experiences of being ‘away’ from everyday life, including its routines and habitual uses of digital technology. In collaboration with Airi Lampinen (Stockholm University), Pedro Ferreira (IT-University of Copenhagen), and Barry Brown (Stockholm University).

Publications

Karey Helms, Pedro Ferreira, Barry Brown, Airi Lampinen. 2019. Away and (Dis)connection: Reconsidering the Use of Digital Technologies in Light of Long-term Outdoor Activities. Proc. ACM Hum.-Comput. Interact. 3, GROUP, Article 230 (December 2019), 20 pages.

Pedro Ferreira, Karey Helms, Barry Brown, Airi Lampinen. 2019. From Nomadic Work to Nomadic Leisure Practice: A Study of Long-term Bike Touring. Proc. ACM Hum.-Comput. Interact. 3, CSCW, Article 111 (November 2019), 20 pages. (Best Paper Honorable Mention Award)

HCI and the Outdoors