HCI, communities and politics

DISALVO, Carl, LIGHT, Ann, HIRSCH, Tad, LE DANTEC, Christopher A, GOODMAN, Elizabeth and HILL, Katie (2010). HCI, communities and politics. In: MYNATT, Elizabeth and SCHONER, Don, (eds.) CHI' EA 10 : Proceedings of the 28th international conference extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems. New York, ACM, 3151-3154.

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Official URL: http://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1753940
Link to published version:: 10.1145/1753846.1753940

Abstract

Working with communities around social change presents a challenge to common HCI methods, as politics often comes to the fore. In some cases, the politics of a community are explicit, for example, when working with activists or advocacy groups. In other cases, political aspects are less explicit but surface in considering the allocation of resources or in groups wherein issues of race, gender or class are of major importance. To address these dynamics, HCI researchers have to go beyond traditional HCI tools and metrics, which too often bracket out the political in an effort to focus on the instrumental issues and uses of technology. This panel juxtaposes several community-based HCI research projects in which politics have been a significant factor and asks “How do we address the politics inherent in community-based HCI research?”

Item Type: Book Section
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Communication and Computing Research Centre
Identification Number: 10.1145/1753846.1753940
Depositing User: Hilary Ridgway
Date Deposited: 13 May 2011 09:50
Last Modified: 13 May 2011 09:50
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/3577

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