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Algorithmic experience: Towards a definition and design methodologies for a user-centered perspective

There is currently a lack of understanding of algorithmic experience that could propose new ways to address the design of specific services that are mainly managed by algorithms. This lack provokes currently major consequences on the user experience in relation to the “everyday” systems in which they are inserted. In this context, several authors have raised the important task to understand how these algorithms are being produced, which decisions are made to design them and how the context influences those decisions. To achieve these challenges, the field of Human Computer Interaction has the chance to provide news concepts and methodologies that could be able to address a correct management of the everyday more important algorithms that influence the user experience to break their invisibility and to improve the systems use. Therefore, the current proposal offers to solve this need with a process of a doctoral program and research activities. These activities are suggested to be inserted on different kinds of spaces in our society that could fulfill the current lack of algorithmic experience knowledge and point out the inherited importance of these studies.

Date:17 Jan 2018  →  Today
Keywords:Algorithmic experience, Algorithms, Digital Platforms, User experience
Disciplines:Applied mathematics in specific fields, Computer architecture and networks, Distributed computing, Information sciences, Information systems, Programming languages, Scientific computing, Theoretical computer science, Visual computing, Other information and computing sciences
Project type:PhD project