Steering Stories: Confronting Narratives of Driving Automation through Contestational Artifacts

Maria Luce Lupetti*, Luciano Cavalcante Siebert, David Abbink

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Abstract

In this paper, we problematize popular narratives of driving automation. Whether positive or negative, these propagate simplistic assumptions about human abilities and reinforce technocratic approaches to mobility innovation. We build on narrative approaches to participatory research and adversarial design, to explore how design-led confrontation can create opportunities for reflection on implicit assumptions and narratives that stakeholders may refer to when discussing and making decisions about automated driving technologies. Specifically, we discuss the results of four focus groups where we used contestational artifacts to promote critical discussions and confront taken-for-granted beliefs among stakeholders. We reflect on the results to distill methodological insight and design recommendations for conducting adversarial participatory design research as a way towards confronting dominant narratives. Together with the methodological approach, the main contribution of this work, we also provide a set of narrative tensions that can be used to question common beliefs surrounding automated driving futures.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI 2023 - Proceedings of the 2023 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4503-9421-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2023
Event2023 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Congress Center Hamburg (CCH), Hamburg, Germany
Duration: 23 Apr 202328 Apr 2023
https://chi2023.acm.org/

Publication series

NameConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings

Conference

Conference2023 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Abbreviated titleCHI'23
Country/TerritoryGermany
CityHamburg
Period23/04/2328/04/23
Internet address

Keywords

  • Adversarial Design
  • Automated Driving
  • Critical Design
  • Narratives of Technology
  • Political Design

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