Sensitive Research, Practice, and Design in HCI

Stevie Chancellor, Lindsay Blackwell, Wendy Moncur, Nazanin Andalibi, David Nemer

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New research areas in HCI examine complex and sensitive research areas, such as crisis, life transitions, and mental health. Further, research in complex topics such as harassment and graphic content can leave researchers vulnerable to emotional and physical harm. There is a need to bring researchers together to discuss challenges across sensitive research spaces and environments. We propose a workshop to explore the methodological, ethical, and emotional challenges of sensitive research in HCI. We will actively recruit from diverse research environments (industry, academia, government, etc.) and methods areas (qualitative, quantitative, design practices, etc.) and identify commonalities in and encourage relationship-building between these areas. This one-day workshop will be led by academic and industry researchers with diverse methods, topical, and employment experiences.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI EA 2019 - Extended Abstracts of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781450359719
ISBN (Print)9781450359719, 978145035971
Publication statusPublished - 2 May 2019

Publication series

NameConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings


  • Ethics
  • Sensitive research
  • Vulnerable populations

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