Workshop 7: Because nothing is more normal than diversity: Implementing diversity in HCI education

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.

Call for Participation
In the sense of C&T 2019’s motto “Transforming communities” we invite participants (scholars, educators, designers, developers, policy-makers, students and more) to discuss topics evolving around the implementation of diversity aspects into HCI education. One of the main goals of the workshop is to build an interested community by fostering a discourse about the importance of diversity as a theme in HCI lectures and sketch guidelines for practical HCI education. We especially invite students as well to share their perspectives on diversity in HCI education.
Position papers should be 2-4 pages long (in an appropriate format) and be sent to michael.ahmadi@uni-siegen.de in pdf format. The submissions will be reviewed based on relevance to the workshop. At least one co-author of each accepted paper should attend the workshop.


Final Submission Deadline: April 20, 2019
Final Notification: April 25, 2019
Workshop Day: June 3 or 4, 2019
 
Communities & Technologies Conference
TU Wien, Vienna, Austria

ORGANIZERS

Markus Rohde, PD Dr. is one of the founders of the International Institute for Socio-Informatics (IISI). He is working as project manager for IISI and as research manager for community informatics at the Institute for Information Systems and New Media at the University of Siegen. Moreover, he is editor of the political science journal ‘Forschungsjournal Soziale Bewegungen’ (Social Movements) and the online journal ‘International Reports on Socio-Informatics (IRSI)’”. 

Helmut Hauptmeier, Dr. (PhD), is the Managing Director of the iSchool: School of Media and Information at Siegen University. His main interests and key qualifications are empirical social sciences (methods and methodology), Human-Computer-Interaction (usability tests) as well as media theory and research (measuring media effects).

Nicola Marsden is a professor of social psychology in software engineering at Heilbronn University. Her research focuses on the co-creation of gender and IT in the design process and in the use of technology.

Michael Ahmadi is a PhD student at the Institute for Information Systems and New Media, University of Siegen. His main research interests include the role of diversity (with a focus on gender) in IT-organizations in general and considering design processes in particular.

Kerstin Raudonat, Dr., is a research associate at the faculty of Informatics of the Heilbronn University. Her research interests focus on interacting and learning processes in medial contexts, especially digital games, as well as the integration of gender and diversity sensitivity in media pedagogy.

WORKSHOP STRUCTURE