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Human-Data Interaction: The Human Face of the Data-Driven Society

14 Pages Posted: 11 Oct 2014 Last revised: 30 May 2015

Richard Mortier

University of Nottingham

Hamed Haddadi

Queen Mary, University of London

Tristan Henderson

University of St. Andrews

Derek McAuley

University of Nottingham

Jon Crowcroft

University of Cambridge

Date Written: October 1, 2014

Abstract

The increasing generation and collection of personal data has created a complex ecosystem, often collaborative but sometimes combative, around companies and individuals engaging in the use of these data. We propose that the interactions between these agents warrants a new topic of study: Human-Data Interaction (HDI). In this paper we discuss how HDI sits at the intersection of various disciplines, including computer science, statistics, sociology, psychology and behavioural economics. We expose the challenges that HDI raises, organised into three core themes of legibility, agency and negotiability, and we present the HDI agenda to open up a dialogue amongst interested parties in the personal and big data ecosystems.

Keywords: Personal Data, Human Data, Privacy, Economics, Psychology, HCI, Visualisation

Suggested Citation

Mortier, Richard and Haddadi, Hamed and Henderson, Tristan and McAuley, Derek and Crowcroft, Jon, Human-Data Interaction: The Human Face of the Data-Driven Society (October 1, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2508051 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2508051

Richard Mortier

University of Nottingham ( email )

University Park
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Hamed Haddadi (Contact Author)

Queen Mary, University of London ( email )

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London, E1 4NS
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Tristan Henderson

University of St. Andrews ( email )

North St
Saint Andrews, Fife KY16 9AJ
United Kingdom

Derek McAuley

University of Nottingham ( email )

University Park
Nottingham, NG8 1BB
United Kingdom

Jon Crowcroft

University of Cambridge ( email )

Trinity Ln
Cambridge, CB2 1TN
United Kingdom

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