This one-day workshop was held as part of the CHI 2015 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems in Seoul, Korea on April 18th. The workshop brought together HCI researchers working in a range of sensitive and difficult settings. It provided a forum for participants to discuss, share experiences, and learn from, ethical challenges that they have encountered as part of their research practice.
The workshop discussions were summarised in a poster, presented at the CHI 2015 conference:
This workshop attracted attendees from around the world:
Karin Slegers has a background in cognitive psychology and is currently an assistant professor at KU Leuven in Belgium. She works at the Centre for User Experience Research, which is part of the Faculty of Social Sciences. Her main research interests lie in HCI in the health domain and especially in involving people with disabilities in human-centred design.
Greg Wadley is a Research Fellow in the Department of Computing and Information Systems at the University of Melbourne, where he designs and evaluates technologies in areas such as health and wellbeing, social connectedness, smoking cessation and climate change.
Sunil Rodger is a Doctoral Trainee in Digital Civics at Newcastle University, and has a background in social sciences and translational research in neuromuscular diseases. He is interested in the ethical and practical challenges of participatory research amongst small, geographically dispersed groups such as the rare disease community.
Angelika Strohmayer is a post graduate student at Newcastle University. She is interested in learning and knowledge exchange among disadvantaged groups (particularly people experiencing homelessness) focusing on how technology can be used and developed through iterative participatory design cycles to assist and transform exchange networks among these populations.
Nancy Hughes is a Research Fellow at Horizon Digital Economy Research Institute at the University of Nottingham, UK. She is originally from a visual / interaction design background, although more recently has focused upon the use of digital technologies within healthcare service delivery design and the ethical issues which arise in developing such designs, e.g. how new technologies may be used to support navigation to and through large hospitals.
Kathrin Gerling is a lecturer in Computer Science at the University of Lincoln, UK where she is part of the Lincoln Social Computing Research Centre (LiSC) and a member of the Games Research Group.
Pieter Duysburgh is a researcher in the user empowerment research unit at SMIT (Studies on Media, Information and Telecommunication) at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.
Reeva Lederman is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Computing and Information Systems at The University of Melbourne.
Reuben Kirkham is a PhD student in the Digital Interaction Group at Newcastle University, UK.
Roisin McNaney is a PhD student in the Digital Interaction Group at Newcastle University, UK. Her research focuses on the design of digital technologies to aid in the self-monitoring and self-management of symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease.
The workshop proposal is available on the ACM digital library.
Waycott, J., Davis, H., Thieme, A., Branham, S., Vines, J., & Munteanu, C. (2015). Ethical encounters in HCI: Research in Sensitive Settings. Proceedings of the 2015 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Extended Abstracts, 2369 – 2372. ACM Press.