Refugees & HCI SIG: Situating HCI Within Humanitarian Research

Reem Talhouk, Konstantin Aal, Anne Weibert, Max Krüger, Volker Wulf, Karen Fisher, Franziska Tachtler, Suleman Shahid, Syed Ishtiaque Ahmed, A.M. Bustamante Duarte

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Abstract

Currently, the United Nations High Commissioner for refugees estimates that there are around 65.8 million forcibly displaced people worldwide [16]. As digital technologies have become more available, humanitarian researchers and organizations have begun to explore how technologies may be used to address refugee needs under the umbrella of Digital Humanitarianism. Interest in refugee and humanitarian contexts has also been expressed within the HCI community through the organization of workshops at conferences. While previous engagements within the HCI community have focused on our experiences of working within refugee contexts as well as developing a common research agenda, we have yet to explore how HCI research fits within wider humanitarian research and in relation to digital humanitarianism. This SIG invites HCI researchers to engage in discussions on situating HCI research within humanitarian research and response.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI EA 2019 - Extended Abstracts of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Place of PublicationGlasgow
PublisherACM Press
Pages1-4
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781450359719
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-5971-9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 May 2019
Event2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2019: Weaving the threads of CHI - Scottish Event Campus, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 May 20199 May 2019
Conference number: 1
https://chi2019.acm.org/

Publication series

NameConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings

Conference

Conference2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2019
Abbreviated titleCHI 2019
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityGlasgow
Period4/05/199/05/19
Internet address

Keywords

  • Digital Humanitarianism
  • HCI4D
  • ICT4D
  • Refugees

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    Talhouk, R., Aal, K., Weibert, A., Krüger, M., Wulf, V., Fisher, K., ... Bustamante Duarte, A. M. (2019). Refugees & HCI SIG: Situating HCI Within Humanitarian Research. In CHI EA 2019 - Extended Abstracts of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 1-4). [SIG14] (Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings). Glasgow: ACM Press. https://doi.org/10.1145/3290607.3311754