Beyond ethnography: Engagement and reciprocity as foundations for design research out here
Brereton, Margot, Roe, Paul, Schroeter, Ronald, & Lee Hong, Anita (2014) Beyond ethnography: Engagement and reciprocity as foundations for design research out here. In Jones, Matt, Palanque, Philippe, Schmidt, Albrecht, & Grossman, Tovi (Eds.) Proceedings of the 32nd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, ACM, Toronto, Canada, pp. 1183-1186.
This paper explores an emerging paradigm for HCI design research based primarily upon engagement, reciprocity and doing. Much HCI research begins with an investigatory and analytic ethnographic approach before translating to design. Design may come much later in the process and may never benefit the community that is researched. However in many settings it is difficult for researchers to access the privileged ethnographer position of observer and investigator. Moreover rapid ethnographic research often does not seem the best or most appropriate course of action. We draw upon a project working with a remote Australian Aboriginal community to illustrate an alternative approach in Indigenous research, where the notion of reciprocity is first and foremost. We argue that this can lead to sustainable designs, valid research and profound innovation.
This paper received the ACM CHI Best Paper Award, which is awarded to the top 1% of papers submitted to the ACM CHI conference.
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Keywords:||ICT4D, Postcolonial HCI, Participatory action research|
|Divisions:||Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2014 ACM|
|Deposited On:||26 May 2014 23:11|
|Last Modified:||07 Sep 2016 20:27|
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