New Directions in Information Technology Law: Learning from Human Computer Interaction
International Review of Law, Computers and Technology, 2017, Forthcoming
36 Pages Posted: 8 Nov 2016 Last revised: 15 Jan 2017
Date Written: November 7, 2016
Effectively regulating the domestic internet of things (IoT) requires a turn to technology design. However, the role of designers as regulators still needs to be situated. By drawing on a specific domain of technology design, human computer interaction (HCI), we unpack what an HCI led approach can offer IT law. By reframing the three prominent design concepts of provenance, affordances and trajectories, we offer new perspectives on the regulatory challenges of the domestic IoT. Our HCI concepts orientate us towards the social context of technology. We argue that novel regulatory strategies can emerge through a better understanding of the relationships and interactions between designers, end users and technology. Accordingly, closer future alignment of IT law and HCI approaches is necessary for effective regulation of emerging technologies.
Keywords: Algorithms, IoT, Trajectories, Provenance, Affordances, Right to Be Forgotten, Human Computer Interaction, IT Law Theory, Systems Theory
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