Economic Encounters for Human–Computer Interaction

2018-2021 (Vetenskapsrådet, Lampinen)

Economic Encounters for Human–Computer Interaction is focused on exchange platforms as an increasingly dominant infrastructural and economic model of the social web. Simply put, exchange platforms are online forums which support the peer-to-peer exchange of labour, resources or goods. The project (1) examines how multi-sided marketplaces work, for both providers and users, (2) develops new theoretical understandings drawing on market design and the sociology of markets, and (3) explores how these types of markets could be redesigned to be fairer and more efficient. For more, see: Market Design for HCI: Successes and Failures of Peer-to-Peer Exchange Platforms and Member-Owned Alternatives: Exploring Participatory Forms of Organising with Cooperatives.