Along with several fantastic people, I’ll be co-organizing a workshop on technology use at CHI. Here’s an excerpt from the CfP:
Most research in human-centered/social computing focuses on when and how people use technology. We argue that examining non-use – when and how people do not use technology – is an equally informative line of inquiry. This workshop will consider the theories, methods, foundational texts, and central research questions in the study of non-use. In addition to a special issue proposal, we expect the research thread brought to the fore in this workshop will speak to foundational questions of use and the user in HCI.
For more details see http://nonuse.jedbrubaker.com/
We’re especially interested in involving participants from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds, so please help us circulate this call broadly.