[Air-L] CSCW Workshop: Learning from Marginalized Users: Reciprocity in HCI4D (Call for Proposals)

Aditya Johri ajohri at vt.edu
Thu Oct 13 10:16:04 PDT 2011


We are excited to announce our call for submissions for a workshop at 
The 2012 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW). 
Please consider submitting your work!

Learning from Marginalized Users: Reciprocity in HCI4D
Workshop at CSCW 2012 (http://www.cscw2012.org/)
February 12, 2012
Seattle, Washington

Submissions due on Nov. 25, 2011.

For details:http://www.susanwyche.com/cscw.workshop/


Susan Wyche, Virginia Tech, Computer Science Department

Elisa Oreglia, U.C. Berkeley, School of Information

Morgan Ames, Stanford University, Department of Communication

Chris Hoadley, New York University, Steinhardt School of Culture, 
Education, and Human Development

Aditya Johri, Virginia Tech, Department of Engineering Education

Phoebe Sengers, Cornell University, Information Science/ Science & 
Technology Studies

Charles Steinfield, Michigan State University, Department of 
Telecommmunication, Information Studies, and Media

Workshop Description and Goals
Users in the developing world continue to appropriate Information and 
Communication Technologies (ICTs) in pioneering ways. Take, M-Pesa, the 
popular mobile money transfer system developed in Kenya. This example 
demonstrates how innovative applications emerge from users in 
resource-constrained settings. The goals of our workshop are twofold: 1) 
to uncover more of these examples and 2) to discuss how they can 
influence design in developed countries. We welcome submissions that 
reveal innovative ICT practices occurring among marginalized 
populations, including those in developing countries, the urban 
homeless, rural Americans, migrant communities, and so forth. In 
addition to position papers, we encourage photo- or video-essays that 
highlight innovative uses of ICT among marginalized users. 
Practitioners, designers, and other who do not typically present their 
work at academic conferences are highly encouraged to submit to the 

Please contact Susan Wyche as spwyche at gmail.com if you have questions.

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