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W7: Because nothing is more normal than diversity: Implementing diversity in HCI education

Nelsons, Karlsplatz 13, Hof 2, Ground Floor

As a community committed to the interaction between humans and computers we are having a responsibility to be aware of marginalization and exclusion processes aroused by technology design. Undoubtedly, designing for diversity comes along with several challenges and universities responsible for educating potential future designers hence have to integrate diversity aspects into HCI curricula. With this workshop we would like to foster the discussion about the inclusion of diversity topics in HCI education and offer participants a platform to share their experiences. One of the main goals of the workshop is to build a community of interested scholars and students by fostering a discourse about the importance of diversity as a theme in HCI lectures and sketch guidelines for practical HCI education. For more information, please visit: https://hcidiversity.wineme.wiwi.uni-siegen.de/

Saturday 1 June 2019

People

Organisers

  • Markus Rohde - University of Siegen, Siegen, Germany
  • Helmut Hauptmeier - University of Siegen, Siegen, Germany
  • Nicola Marsden - Heilbronn University, Heilbronn, Germany
  • Michael Ahmadi - University of Siegen, Siegen, Germany
  • Kerstin Raudonat - Heilbronn University, Heilbronn, Germany

Participants

  • Sutapa Biswas
  • Swati Sani
  • Setareh Salehee
  • Naemi Luckner
  • Sabrina Burtscher

Friday 7 June 2019

Activities

  • Welcome and icebreaker

  • Presentations of organisers’ hypotheses and experiences

  • Presentation of position papers by participants

  • Identify main themes / interests and form groups for afternoon work assignment

  • Group discussion on sub-topics. Possible outcomes: Guidelines for teaching, development of ‘tool boxes’ to support lecturers etc.

  • Presentation of results including discussion. Goal: Collecting guidelines/sketching a curriculum

  • Discussion about sustainability of workshop results

11:00-11:45am

presentation by Sutapa Biswas and Swati Sani, both from the Hochschule Heilbronn titled ‘A girl with a dream becomes a woman with a vision: A study on influence of female role models for young girls (8-15) in STEM from different countries’ as an impulse for questions and discussion

Presentation by Sutapa Biswas and Swati Sani, both from the Hochschule Heilbronn titled ‘A girl with a dream becomes a woman with a vision: A study on influence of female role models for young girls (8-15) in STEM from different countries’ as an impulse for questions and discussion

Presentation by Sutapa Biswas and Swati Sani, both from the Hochschule Heilbronn titled ‘A girl with a dream becomes a woman with a vision: A study on influence of female role models for young girls (8-15) in STEM from different countries’ as an impulse for questions and discussion

11:45-12:00

Setareh Salehee from Siegen University presenting a talk titled ‘In the footsteps of diversity’

Setareh Salehee from Siegen University presenting a talk titled ‘In the footsteps of diversity’

16:00-1630

Bringing together our small group discussions to develop implications for designing HCI education

Bringing together our small group discussions to develop implications for designing HCI education

Workshop participants continuing discussions around a table on teaching diversity in HCI

*"Our discussions around teaching diversity in HCI have been thoughtful and reflective"*

Monday 3 June 2019

Outcomes

Concept (make it fun for everyone)

  • Raise motivation (of students and lecturers)
    • Awareness / reflection / consciousness
  • Triggering activities
    • "Hacking" technologies
    • challenges / find "broken" artifacts etc. / find faulty design
  • Adapt to "target" (student) groups
    • language / terminology is not trivial
  • Provoke / irritate daily user experiences / everyday objects
  • Semi-structured formats
    • Lecturer as moderator (must have knowledge about diversity concept in general and about discourse)
    • Offering collaborative resources for students e.g. a Wiki
    • Mandatory presentations (if possible)
    • Foster mixed groups
    • Moderated feedback process (double-blind from peers) via short reviews
    • Writing rebuttals => iterative process

Overarching question for review / rebuttal

What are the limitations of this artefact?

Next Steps

HCI Education journal article is being planned. This will include the outcomes from the workshop as well as extended versions of the position papers.

Monday 3 June 2019