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Chris Janssen – HCI AND THE FUTURE OF WORK AND WELLBEING
December 3, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
Advances in computing technology are rapidly changing the way we work. Human-computer interaction is a critical aspect of this ongoing change. The reason for this is that workers need advanced HCI to successfully interact with emerging computing devices. In this series of conversations, we are asking experts with various backgrounds to help us understand how advanced HCI will support work in the future and how it will also allow workers to balance productivity with wellbeing. While we are primarily interested in how HCI can support new ways to work, technological solutions are always embedded in societal structures. For this reason, we will strive to understand the future of work as a relationship between technology and society.
In the near term, our conversations will explore the effects of the COVID-19 crisis on work through the prism of HCI. The COVID-19 crisis resulted in a sudden and dramatic change in how we work. For many of us, the well-known mainstays of work are gone, or drastically different than they were before – this includes the eight-hour workday, the office building, the morning commute, in-person conversations with coworkers, as well as sending children to school or daycare. How can HCI support worker productivity, as well as worker wellbeing, under these new circumstances? Furthermore, how do these new circumstances provide a window into the future of work?
The HCI community has a central role to play in creating the future of work. We invite you to join our conversations with leading experts about how we can best do this.