Trends and gaps
Dix, A., Weyers, B., Bowen, J., & Palanque, P. (2017). Trends and gaps. In B. Weyers, J. Bowen, A. Dix, & P. Palanque (Eds.), The Handbook of Formal Methods in Human-Computer Interaction (pp. 65–88). Cham, Switzerland: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-51838-1_3
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This chapter attempts to identify future research directions for formal methods in HCI. It does this using two main approaches. First, we will look at trends within HCI more broadly and the challenges these pose for formal methods. These trends in HCI are often themselves driven by external technical and societal change, for example the growth of maker/hacker culture and the increasing dependence of basic citizenship on digital technology, effectively establishing external requirements for the field. Second we will look inwards at the FoMHCI literature, the user interaction phenomena it is trying to address and the processes of interaction design it is intended to support. Through this second analysis we will identify internally generated trends. This does not lead to a single overarching research agenda, but does identify a number of critical areas and issues, and hence establishes opportunities for further research to expand the state of the art.
This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedit version of a book chapter published in The Handbook of Formal Methods in Human-Computer Interaction. The final authenticated version is available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-51838-1_3. © 2017 Springer International Publishing AG