Background

Recent  years have seen a growing interest in the contribution that effective interaction design might make in improving the lives, livelihoods, and life opportunities of people in developing regions. This workshop will explore the ethical and organisational issues associated with interaction design efforts conducted in ‘developing’ regions of the world, and design efforts supporting social and economic development in marginalised groups in 'developed' regions. Our focus is on the challenges of producing outcomes that are sustainable from technical, financial, social, organisational, ecological and human perspectives.

The workshop is open to interaction designers working on projects aimed at ‘developing’ regions or working with marginalised groups in 'developed' regions, researchers and practitioners based in developing regions, and researchers working in the field development studies, particularly those examining development informatics.

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