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Exploring Participatory Design Methods to Engage with Arab Communities

Ebtisam Alabdulqader, Shaimaa Lazem, Mohamed Khamis, Susan M. Dray
2018 Extended Abstracts of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - CHI '18  
Our goal is to bring researchers/practitioners with success and failure stories while designing with Arab communities to discuss methods, share experiences and learned lessons.  ...  We explore the extent to which participatory approaches in the Arab context are culturally and methodologically challenged.  ...  Call for Participation (CfP): CHI 2018 Workshop on Exploring Participatory Design Methods to Engage with Arab Communities This one-day workshop will be organized as part of the CHI 2018, held in Montréal  ... 
doi:10.1145/3170427.3170623 dblp:conf/chi/AlabdulqaderLKD18 fatcat:qskl7zkrjzfanc5a6xtograxi4

Participate, collaborate, and decide

Ammar Halabi, Basile Zimmermann, Michele Courant
2013 Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Information and Communications Technologies and Development Notes - ICTD '13 - volume 2  
Here we focus on the value of participation in defining relevant design problems in collaboration with the community.  ...  We finally describe how this approach also allows us to move from participant observation towards participatory design.  ...  However, due to increased distance between researchers/designers and target communities, the application of Participatory Design (PD) methods is particularly challenging in ICT4D projects.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2517899.2517901 dblp:conf/ictd/HalabiZC13 fatcat:vazg5gagffcm5d6fejnhhalvti

Translation of Civic Pedagogical Tactics to Critically Produce Public Spaces in Amman

Amro Yaghi
2020 The Journal of Public Space  
Our neoliberal contemporary cities and political agendas, with its Arabic versions, have produced socially, spatially polarised and de-politized spaces.  ...  Trying to form a resistance to this problem, the responding approach is informed by reviewing and critiquing how architectural pedagogies are performed in Jordan, focusing on evaluating their civic engagement  ...  Acknowledgement This research paper is part of the submitted PhD thesis to the University of Sheffield entitled "Civic pedagogy and performative spatial practice to critique, reclaim, and produce public  ... 
doi:10.32891/jps.v5i1.1250 fatcat:viupsxagbzfxdhdv4aejzb7mmu

Framework for selecting assistive technology user-participation methods

E A Draffan, Abi James, Mike Wald, Amal Idris, Nigel Newbutt
2016 Journal of Assistive Technologies  
Purpose A number of participatory research methodologies can be used to assist with developing assistive technologies. These methods vary in the amount that users lead and contribute to the work.  ...  Selecting the correct method can be important to ensure the overall success of the project and the engagement of users.  ...  The participatory method chosen also allowed users with differing levels of expertise to take part.  ... 
doi:10.1108/jat-01-2016-0007 fatcat:e5mka6lne5ehfj6alpqaf3a3t4

Innovations in Youth Research: An Introduction [chapter]

Sue Heath, Charlie Walker
2012 Innovations in Youth Research  
Finally, Wurm and Napier discuss how community participatory research methods can be used to engage all stakeholders in any interpreting research, including interpreters themselves, service users and service  ...  Pöchhacker (2011) has also asserted that using multi-or mixed-methods research design in interpreting studies is an effective way to explore the complex nature of interpreting processes and practices.  ... 
doi:10.1057/9780230355880_1 fatcat:lddbyafezfb4rezghmf5korncq

Participatory praxis as an imperative for health-related stigma research

Laurel Sprague, Rima Afifi, George Ayala, Musah Lumumba El-nasoor
2019 BMC Medicine  
Participatory methods become an imperative in health-related stigma research, where the constitutive elements of stigma, healthcare settings, and research each operate on hierarchies that push those with  ...  less social power to the margins.  ...  The authors thank the people living with HIV, LGBT people and young people who shared their experiences and without whom the research examples provided here would not have been possible.  ... 
doi:10.1186/s12916-019-1263-3 pmid:30764812 pmcid:PMC6376721 fatcat:5mrrp6ungfauzcasmmlsvxpqiu

The Perception of Humanoid Robots for Domestic Use in Saudi Arabia [article]

Ohoud Alharbi, Ahmed Sabbir Arif
2018 arXiv   pre-print
Through a series of questionnaires, semi-structured interviews, focus groups, and participatory design sessions, this research will explore Saudi peoples' level of acceptance towards domestic robots, the  ...  We propose a research to investigate Saudi peoples' perception of humanoid domestic robots and attitude towards the possibility of having one in their house.  ...  To investigate this, this research will use a mixed method composed of questionnaires, semi-structured interviews, focus groups, and participatory design sessions.  ... 
arXiv:1806.09115v1 fatcat:gy23qd62rve67de56l2ess23bi

In the Eye of the Student

Danilo Giglitto, Shaimaa Lazem, Anne Preston
2018 Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - CHI '18  
Our lens was a course designed to engage Egyptian students with a local yet culturally-distant community to design applications for documenting intangible heritage.  ...  We critically engage with CHI communities emerging outside the global North (ArabHCI and AfriCHI) to explore how participation is configured and enacted within sociocultural and political contexts fundamentally  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS We thank all the students and the community members who participated in the project.  ... 
doi:10.1145/3173574.3173864 dblp:conf/chi/GiglittoLP18 fatcat:6sqp5yw3dzflpa7drqqstgfca4

Magic Machines for Refugees

Asam Almohamed, Jinglan Zhang, Dhaval Vyas
2020 Proceedings of the 3rd ACM SIGCAS Conference on Computing and Sustainable Societies  
We followed these studies that used the magic machine workshops to encourage participants to actively engage in a participatory design approach with the marginalized community.  ...  This is similar to other studies in HCI that conducted a participatory design approach with vulnerable communities [17, 43] .  ... 
doi:10.1145/3378393.3402256 dblp:conf/dev/AlmohamedZV20 fatcat:xrvm3jzcavdcffrargoj6gtzla

Lessons Learnt on Designing a Community-Based Participatory Research Study on Trauma: A Qualitative Study with Arabic Speaking Refugee Newcomers and Their Service Providers

Mehmoona Moosa-Mitha, Bruce Wallace
2021 The Canadian journal of action research  
This preliminary study aimed to engage Arabic speaking refugee newcomers living with trauma and their service providers in designing a community-based participatory research (CBPR) approach to the study  ...  Few studies engage refugee newcomers in the design phase of a research project even when studying issues that are of significance to them.  ...  CONCLUSIONS The aim of this preliminary research study was to engage Arabic speaking refugee newcomers living with trauma and their service providers in designing a CBPR approach to the study of trauma  ... 
doi:10.33524/cjar.v21i2.494 fatcat:u26k6h2imnd7bgvymts2scdv5i

Using Social Media and Mobile Technologies to Foster Engagement and Self-Organization in Participatory Urban Planning and Neighbourhood Governance

Reinout Kleinhans, Maarten Van Ham, Jennifer Evans-Cowley
2015 Planning Practice & Research  
Unlike with many conventional methods, citizens are keen on using social media tools to engage with planners (Williamson & Parolin, 2012; Evans-Cowley & Hollander, 2010) .  ...  in the context of participatory urban planning; and 2) to explore whether social media and mobile technologies have measurable effects on citizens' engagement beyond traditional mobilisation and participation  ... 
doi:10.1080/02697459.2015.1051320 fatcat:72yi3hfxhndxlhcgooxasu3vcm

Contemporary Art and Historical Archives: Collaborations and Convergences in a Digital Multicultural Age

Suzanne S. LaPierre
2019 School of Information Student Research Journal  
The literature reveals the extent to which art has been a means for members of marginalized groups to address their representation in historical archives, and also a means for archives to connect with  ...  from marginalized communities, and GLAM (galleries, libraries, archives and museums) will continue to evolve and expand.  ...  She would also like to acknowledge the editors and reviewers of this Journal for their astute suggestions which contributed to the final version of this piece.  ... 
doi:10.31979/2575-2499.090104 fatcat:cb5hhz6pf5bylkconuvpr3ldgu

A Reflection on Community Research and Action as an Evolving Practice

Stephen B. Fawcett
2021 Behavior and Social Issues  
The focus is on three types of influence: (a) engaging with different communities, fields, and networks (e.g., discovering shared values, diverse methods); (b) building methods and capabilities for the  ...  Our evolving practice of community research and action—individually and collectively—emerges from the recombination of ideas and methods discovered through engagement in a wide variety of contexts.  ...  Engagement with different disciplines and fields brings exposure to diverse methods for community research and action.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s42822-021-00083-x fatcat:qc3ffomcz5hdzff3gndhhvpp4a

Access to Higher Education: Reflections on a Participatory Design Process with Refugees

Oula Abu-Amsha, Rebecca Gordon, Laura Benton, Mina Vasalou, Ben Webster
2019 Special Issue on Refugee Education  
In keeping with new approaches in the wider humanitarian community, which recognize the role communities can play in creating new education solutions, our organization sought to employ participatory design  ...  methods in the development of a new program to support access to higher education for refugees in the Middle East (mainly in Jordan and Lebanon).  ...  the design process.  ... 
doi:10.33682/tm40-9q50 fatcat:opko4uqvtzbytoeej7u4p2uzhm

Rebuilding social capital

Asam Almohamed, Dhaval Vyas, Jinglan Zhang
2017 Proceedings of the 29th Australian Conference on Computer-Human Interaction - OZCHI '17  
Reflections on Method Participatory design workshops that have been carried out in our research allow us to access multiple voices of this vulnerable population, to ensure their engagement at the early  ...  Methods Three participatory design workshops were carried out with newcomer refugees. All our participants came from Iraq and Syria; and had arrived in Australia after July 2016.  ... 
doi:10.1145/3152771.3152778 dblp:conf/ozchi/AlmohamedVZ17 fatcat:he3irh5sfrhj5e7nybh2nwmzke
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