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[liberationtech] CFP: Learning from Marginalized Users: Reciprocity in HCI4D @ CSCW 2012

Morgan G. Ames morganya at
Tue Nov 1 03:01:00 PDT 2011

Apologies for cross-posting! Some colleagues and I have cooked up this
workshop for the upcoming CSCW in Seattle next February. They're a
fabulous group and the workshop will be both thought-provoking and
great fun. Please submit your position paper by Nov. 25 to join us --
and please spread the word!


We are excited to announce our call for submissions for a workshop at
The 2012 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW).
Please consider submitting your work!

Learning from Marginalized Users: Reciprocity in HCI4D
Workshop at CSCW 2012 (
February 12, 2012
Seattle, Washington
Submissions due on Nov. 25, 2011.
For details:


Susan Wyche, Virginia Tech, Computer Science Department
Elisa Oreglia, U.C. Berkeley, School of Information
Morgan Ames, Stanford University, Department of Communication
Chris Hoadley, New York University, Steinhardt School of Culture,
Education, and Human Development
Aditya Johri, Virginia Tech, Department of Engineering Education
Phoebe Sengers, Cornell University, Information Science/ Science &
Technology Studies
Charles Steinfield, Michigan State University, Department of
Telecommmunication, Information Studies, and Media

Workshop Description and Goals

Users in the developing world continue to appropriate Information and
Communication Technologies (ICTs) in pioneering ways. Take, M-Pesa,
the popular mobile money transfer system developed in Kenya. This
example demonstrates how innovative applications emerge from users in
resource-constrained settings. The goals of our workshop are twofold:
1) to uncover more of these examples and 2) to discuss how they can
influence design in developed countries. We welcome submissions that
reveal innovative ICT practices occurring among marginalized
populations, including those in developing countries, the urban
homeless, rural Americans, migrant communities, and so forth. In
addition to position papers, we encourage photo- or video-essays that
highlight innovative uses of ICT among marginalized users.
Practitioners, designers, and other who do not typically present their
work at academic conferences are highly encouraged to submit to the

Please contact Susan Wyche as spwyche at if you have questions.

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