Cybernetic Lenses for Designing and Living in a Complex World

  • Josh Andres (Organiser)
  • Alex Zafiroglu (Organiser)
  • Katherine Daniell (Organiser)
  • Paul Wong (Organiser)
  • Mina Henein (Organiser)
  • Xuanying Zhu (Organiser)
  • Sweeting, B. (Organiser)
  • Michael Arnold (Organiser)
  • Delia Pembrey MacNamara (Organiser)
  • Ariella Helfgott (Organiser)

Activity: EventsWorkshop


Workshop at OzCHI 2022 conference.

Cybernetics has an exciting history that profoundly influenced HCI theory and practice. However, today, designers, engineers, and researchers are often unaware of how to engage with this powerful approach to inform technology design. We believe a cybernetic lens is vital to investigating and designing technologies for today's complex environments. In this hybrid, half-day workshop called "Cybernetic Lenses for Designing and Living in a Complex World", we offer an introduction to cybernetics and present three lenses demonstrated in two case studies: "From mundane objects to systems - asking better questions for technology design", and "Transportation networks, from human-computer interaction to sociocultural consequences". Our goal is to offer an inclusive environment to provide theory about using cybernetic and practical exercises for participants to gain a cybernetics lens to incorporate into their practice.
Period29 Nov 2022
Event typeWorkshop
LocationCanberra, AustraliaShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational