Between the lines: Reevaluating the online/offline binary

Sarah Vieweg, Oliver L. Haimson, Michael Massimi, Kenton O'Hara, Elizabeth F. Churchill

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Abstract

Scholarly debate within the HCI community has acknowledged that the concepts of "online" and "offline" are merely handy descriptors for different environments and contexts. However, when it comes to designing technologies, this binary is still frequently invoked. In this workshop, our goal is to address what issues arise when we invoke this binary uncritically, and how we can better understand people's everyday experiences of their on- and offline self-representations and interactions. When, how and why do people invoke or exploit notions of online versus offline? When does this notional 'seam' dissolve? We will articulate a broadened agenda for understanding behavior across contexts. We aim to continue and update discussions of on- and offline with a deeper focus on people's practices and experiences around the creation and maintenance of a sense of 'self' and identity and discuss designers' and developers' roles and responsibilities in enabling and supporting those practices.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages2337-2340
Number of pages4
Volume18
ISBN (Print)9781450331463
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 Apr 2015
Event33rd Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2015 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 18 Apr 201523 Apr 2015

Other

Other33rd Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2015
CountryKorea, Republic of
CitySeoul
Period18/4/1523/4/15

Keywords

  • Identity
  • Offline
  • Online

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Software

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    Vieweg, S., Haimson, O. L., Massimi, M., O'Hara, K., & Churchill, E. F. (2015). Between the lines: Reevaluating the online/offline binary. In Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings (Vol. 18, pp. 2337-2340). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/2702613.2702635