Seven HCI grand challenges

Stephanidisa, Constantine; Salvendy, Gavriel GND; Antona, Margherita GND; Chen, Jessie Y.C.; Dong, Jianming; Duffy, Vincent G. GND; Fang, Xiaowen GND; Fidopiastis, Cali; Fragomeni, Gino; Fu, Limin Paul; Guo, Yinni; Harris, Don; Ioannou, Andri; Jeong, Kyeong-ah; Konomi, Shin'ichi; Krömker, Heidi GND; Kurosu, Masaaki GND; Lewis, James R. GND; Marcus, Aaron GND; Meiselwitz, Gabriele H. GND; Moallem, Abbas GND; Mori, Hirohiko; Nah, Fiona Fui-Hoon GND; Ntoa, Stavroula; Rau, Pei-Luen Patrick GND; Schmorrow, Dylan; Siau, Keng GND; Streitz, Norbert A. GND; Wang, Wentao; Yamamoto, Sakae GND; Zaphiris, Panayiotis GND; Zhou, Jia GND

This article aims to investigate the Grand Challenges which arise in the current and emerging landscape of rapid technological evolution towards more intelligent interactive technologies, coupled with increased and widened societal needs, as well as individual and collective expectations that HCI, as a discipline, is called upon to address. A perspective oriented to humane and social values is adopted, formulating the challenges in terms of the impact of emerging intelligent interactive technologies on human life both at the individual and societal levels. Seven Grand Challenges are identified and presented in this article: Human-Technology Symbiosis; Human-Environment Interactions; Ethics, Privacy and Security; Well-being, Health and Eudaimonia; Accessibility and Universal Access; Learning and Creativity; and Social Organization and Democracy. Although not exhaustive, they summarize the views and research priorities of an international interdisciplinary group of experts, reflecting different scientific perspectives, methodological approaches and application domains. Each identified Grand Challenge is analyzed in terms of: concept and problem definition; main research issues involved and state of the art; and associated emerging requirements.


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