Ethical Encounters in HCI: Implications for Research in Sensitive Settings

Jenny Waycott, Cosmin Munteanu, Hilary Davis, Anja Thieme, Stacy Branham, Wendy Moncur, Roisin McNaney, John Vines

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    18 Citations (Scopus)


    This workshop builds on the success of prior workshops that brought together HCI researchers to share stories about ethical challenges faced when conducting research in sensitive settings. There is growing recognition that reflective and empathetic approaches are needed to conduct ethical research in settings involving people who might be considered vulnerable or marginalized. At our previous workshops, researchers discussed personal experiences and described the complex challenges they have faced in research as diverse as designing information systems for families of children in palliative care [6] to analyzing social media posts about mental health [1]. In this follow-up workshop we aim to extend opportunities for knowledge-sharing, build on the lessons learned, and generate a range of resources to help HCI researchers manage complex ethical issues when working in sensitive settings.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationCHI EA '17
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
    Number of pages8
    VolumePart F127655
    ISBN (Electronic)9781450346566
    Publication statusPublished - 6 May 2017
    Event2017 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2017 - Denver, United States
    Duration: 6 May 201711 May 2017 (Conference Website)


    Conference2017 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2017
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    Internet address

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Human-Computer Interaction
    • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
    • Software


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