Jeffrey Bardzell

Jeffrey Bardzell is an Associate Professor of Human-Computer Interaction Design and New Media at the School of Informatics and Affiliated Faculty of the Kinsey Institute at Indiana University – Bloomington. Having done his doctoral work in Comparative Literature and Philosophy, Bardzell brings a humanist perspective to HCI and is known for developing a theory of interaction criticism. His other HCI specialties include aesthetic interaction, user experience design, amateur multimedia design theory and practice, and digital creativity. Currently, he is using theories from film, fashion, science fiction, and philosophical aesthetics to theorize about users and interaction, especially in the context of user experience design and supporting creativity. Bardzell co-directs the Cultural Research in Technology (CRIT) group at Indiana University.