Ethical encounters in human-computer interaction

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

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    Abstract

    In the HCI community, there is growing recognition that a reflective and empathetic approach is needed to conduct ethical research in sensitive settings with people who might be considered vulnerable or marginalized. At our CHI 2015 workshop on ethical encounters, researchers shared personal stories of the challenges and tensions they have faced when conducting HCI research in complex settings such as hospitals, with young mental health patients, in schools for children with disabilities, and with homeless people. These research contexts can present significant challenges for HCI researchers who would not typically receive the training that other professionals working in these environments would normally receive. From our discussions with attendees at the CHI 2015 workshop, we identified a number of ethical issues that researchers are grappling with. In this follow-up workshop we aim to build on the lessons learned and to generate pragmatic but sensitive solutions to manage complex ethical issues for HCI researchers working in challenging settings.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationCHI EA '16
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
    Pages3387-3394
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Electronic)9781450340823
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 7 May 2016
    EventCHI 2016 - San Jose, United States
    Duration: 7 May 201612 May 2016
    https://chi2016.acm.org/wp/ (Link to conference website)

    Conference

    ConferenceCHI 2016
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CitySan Jose
    Period7/05/1612/05/16
    Internet address

    Keywords

    • Ethics
    • Sensitive settings
    • Vulnerable participants

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