The HCI community is experiencing a resurgence of interest in the ethical, social, and political dimensions of HCI research and practice. Despite increased attention to these issues is not always clear that our community has the tools or training to adequately think through some of the complex issues that these commitments raise.

In this workshop, we will explore the creative use of HCI methods and concepts such as design fiction or speculative design to help anticipate and reflect on the potential downsides of our technology design, research, and implementation.

 How can these tools help us to critique some of the assumptions, metaphors, and patterns that drive our field forward? Can we, by intentionally adopting the personas of would-be evil-doers, learn
something about how better to accomplish HCI for Good?

This CHI2019 workshop will take place on Sunday, May 5 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland as part of the annual ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems.

image of wooden dock collapsing into water
Can reflecting on downsides of CHI4Evil help advance CHI4Good?