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Design for Existential Crisis

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Design for Existential Crisis. / Light, Ann; Shklovski, Irina; Powell, Allison.

Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Association for Computing Machinery, 2017. p. 722-734 (Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems).

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Light, A, Shklovski, I & Powell, A 2017, Design for Existential Crisis. in Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Association for Computing Machinery, Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, pp. 722-734 . https://doi.org/10.1145/3027063.3052760

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Light, A., Shklovski, I., & Powell, A. (2017). Design for Existential Crisis. In Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 722-734 ). Association for Computing Machinery. Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems https://doi.org/10.1145/3027063.3052760

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Light A, Shklovski I, Powell A. Design for Existential Crisis. In Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Association for Computing Machinery. 2017. p. 722-734 . (Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems). https://doi.org/10.1145/3027063.3052760

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Light, Ann ; Shklovski, Irina ; Powell, Allison. / Design for Existential Crisis. Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Association for Computing Machinery, 2017. pp. 722-734 (Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems).

Bibtex

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