Human data relations and the lifeworld

Trevor Hogan, Eva Hornecker

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2011
Event5th Irish Human Computer Interaction (iHCI) Conference - Cork, Ireland
Duration: 8 Sep 20119 Sep 2011


Conference5th Irish Human Computer Interaction (iHCI) Conference


  • data relations
  • computer interaction
  • data visualizations

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Hogan, T., & Hornecker, E. (2011). Human data relations and the lifeworld. Poster session presented at 5th Irish Human Computer Interaction (iHCI) Conference, Cork, Ireland.