INTERACT 2017 Workshop: Call for Participation: ‘HCI and Culture: Exploring the Intersection through Reflexivity’

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This participative workshop aims to foster discussion by bringing together researchers and practitioners with a shared interest in a research agenda centered around culture and HCI. We aim to make this workshop a fun, playful reflection on culture: participants will be requested to undertake a ‘culture walk’, a physical walk in their immediate surroundings to understand cultural encounters and to record those encounters on a smartphone. We envisage the use of this digital application will support a critical reflection process. In our discussions, we will be exploring to what extent technology has been responsive to culture and how we can practice greater reflexivity when designing technologies. We seek to bring together diverse voices within the HCI community (from both industry and academia) who are interested in developing a shared understanding on how to navigate cultural nuances.

Submissions

Submissions are to be made in the form of a position paper (3-4 pages) detailing any previous experience or research and/or interests working with technology across cultures. All accepted papers will be circulated amongst workshop participants, to be read in preparation for the workshop.  Submissions should be sent to vidya.sarangapani@ncl.ac.uk as a .pdf file in the Springer LNCS Format by 10th June 2017

Workshop Date: 25th Sept 2017 in Mumbai, India.

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