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Human data relations and the lifeworld

Hogan, Trevor and Hornecker, Eva (2011) Human data relations and the lifeworld. In: 5th Irish Human Computer Interaction (iHCI) Conference, 2011-09-08 - 2011-09-09.

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This paper introduces a new approach to classifying the way in which data visualizations mediate our experience of the world. In doing so we will use the concept of human-technology relations as developed by Don Ihde, a phenomenological philosopher of technology. Following a synopsis of Ihde’s four human-technology relations, each is then developed in the context of specific data visualization technologies/artefacts.