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  
ArabHCI is an initiative inaugurated in CHI17 SIG Meeting that brought together 45+ HCI Arab and non-Arab researchers/practitioners who are conducting/interested in HCI within Arab communities. The goal of this workshop is to start dialogs that leverage our "insider" understanding of HCI research in the Arab context and assert our culture identity in design in order to explore challenges and opportunities for future research. In this workshop, we focus on one of the themes that derived our
more » ... nity discussions in most of the held events. We explore the extent to which participatory approaches in the Arab context are culturally and methodologically challenged. 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 plan to share the results of our discussions and research agenda with the wider CHI community through different social and scholarly channels.
doi:10.1145/3170427.3170623 dblp:conf/chi/AlabdulqaderLKD18 fatcat:qskl7zkrjzfanc5a6xtograxi4