This is the website for a series of workshops that were held from 2015 to 2017, for researchers working in the field of human-computer interaction to discuss “Ethical Encounters in HCI”.
HCI researchers are now designing and evaluating technologies in increasingly sensitive and challenging settings. It is crucial to consider and plan for ethical issues when conducting any research involving people, but this becomes even more important when the research is conducted in sensitive settings. Research that involves vulnerable or marginalized participants, or that is emotionally challenging for researchers, can produce complex ethical dilemmas where there are no clear “right” or “wrong” answers. These ethical issues are often emergent, diverse, and embedded in the context in which the research takes place.
These workshops aimed to provide a forum for researchers to discuss, share experiences, and learn from, ethical challenges that they have encountered as part of their research practice. Please click on the items in the menu above to access copies of the position papers that were discussed at each workshop.