Antecedents to risk and threat in HCI: Controlling for the unknown

Jason Simpson, Anastasia Utesheva, Kenneth J. Stevens

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    Abstract

    While extant HCI literature has moved beyond the asset and process view of risk by acknowledging risk to users, the literature has yet to examine the antecedents of perceived risk with respect to the interaction itself. In order to inform HCI risk theory and theorizing, our exploratory study seeks to begin answering this question by moving beyond appropriated social and psychology theories by 'backing into' risk constructs rather than directly asking about them. Our research in progress reveals that participants perceive one of three constructs as being more or less threatening (and therefore the resulting interaction as risky) depending on the degree to which they feel they can control them. We conclude that HCI risk constructs and measurements are better informed by taking into consideration views of the self and others for each individual, along with views of the IS/IT, as this stands to better inform the validity of concomitant risk constructs.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationPacific Asia Conference on Information Systems, PACIS 2016 - Proceedings
    PublisherPacific Asia Conference on Information Systems
    ISBN (Electronic)9789860491029
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    Event20th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems, PACIS 2016 - Chiayi, Taiwan, Province of China
    Duration: 27 Jun 20161 Jul 2016

    Publication series

    NamePacific Asia Conference on Information Systems, PACIS 2016 - Proceedings

    Conference

    Conference20th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems, PACIS 2016
    Country/TerritoryTaiwan, Province of China
    CityChiayi
    Period27/06/161/07/16

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