In the eye of the student: "An intangible cultural heritage experience, with a human-computer interaction twist"

GIGLITTO, Danilo, LAZEM, Shaimaa and PRESTON, Anne (2018). In the eye of the student: "An intangible cultural heritage experience, with a human-computer interaction twist". In: MANDRYK, Regan L, HANCOCK, Mark, PERRY, Mark and COX, Anna L, (eds.) Proceedings of the 2018 CHI conference on human factors in computing systems. ACM, p. 290.

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We critically engage with CHI communities emerging outside the global North (ArabHCI and AfriCHI) to explore how participation is configured and enacted within sociocultural and political contexts fundamentally different from Western societies. We contribute to recent discussions about postcolonialism and decolonization of HCI by focusing on non-Western future technology designers. Our lens was a course designed to engage Egyptian students with a local yet culturally-distant community to design applications for documenting intangible heritage. Through an action research, the instructors reflect on selected students' activities. Despite deploying a flexible learning curriculum that encourages greater autonomy, the students perceived themselves with less agency than other institutional stakeholders involved in the project. Further, some of them struggled to empathize with the community as the impact of the cultural differences on configuring participation was profound. We discuss the implications of the findings on HCI education and in international cross-cultural design projects.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Communication and Computing Research Centre
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Page Range: p. 290
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2018 11:03
Last Modified: 10 Jul 2024 02:02

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