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Robert Soden <[log in to unmask]>
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Fri, 21 Dec 2018 15:09:37 -0500
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Workshop Abstract:
The CHI community is experiencing a resurgence of interest in the ethical, social, and political dimensions of HCI research and practice. Despite increased attention to these issues is not always clear that our community has the tools or training to adequately think through some of the complex issues that these commitments raise. In this workshop, we will explore the creative use of HCI methods and concepts such as design fiction or speculative design to help anticipate and reflect on the potential downsides of our technology design, research, and implementation. How can these tools help us to critique some of the assumptions, metaphors, and patterns that drive our field forward? Can we, by intentionally adopting the personas of would-be evil-doers, learn something about how better to accomplish HCI for Good? 

Details:
This full-day workshop will take place Sunday May 5, 2019 in Glasgow Scotland as part of the 2019 ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems <https://chi2019.acm.org/>.


Submission Guidelines:
Potential participants should submit a 2-4 page interest statement in the ACM extended abstract format. Please email proposals to [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]> by February 12, 2019. We seek participants from a wide range of disciplinary and personal backgrounds, creativity encouraged!

This statement should articulate a negative use or potential misuse of a technology; ideally focusing on technologies that are emerging now and that are relevant to the HCI community. You may present this statement using various forms including, but not limited to, design fictions, short stories, description of the authors’ experiences with the negative consequences of HCI technologies, or concept art with a supporting narrative. We would also accept statements that discuss methodologies for articulating and presenting negative impacts and uses of technology in provocative and pedagogical manners. In the workshop, feedback will be given on the affordances and limits of certain presentation styles including a collective review on how to make them most relevant to designers, technologists, and academics.

Authors will be invited to participate in the workshop based on the originality and quality of their statements and their potential to contribute to a productive discussion. Workshop organizers will coordinate pre-workshop peer commentary, such that each participant will receive detailed feedback from at least two other participants on their own submission during the workshop.

Questions?
More information at: http://chi4evil.wordpress.com <http://chi4evil.wordpress.com/> 
Contact Robert Soden - [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]> 


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