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Prospecting Socially-Aware Concepts and Artefacts for Designing for Community Resilience

Piccolo, Lara S. G. and Alani, Harith (2017). Prospecting Socially-Aware Concepts and Artefacts for Designing for Community Resilience. In: 8th International Conference on Communities & Technologies: Communities & Technologies 2017 Refugees and HCI Workshop, Jun 2017, Troyes, France.

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Defining flexible and consistent methods and artefacts to design for social impact is a current challenge for HCI. The ephemeral and vulnerable conditions of people living as refugees add even more questions about the suitability of design methods to the complexity of real — and many times tough — life . In this position paper we briefly introduce two concepts embraced by the Socially-aware Design Approach, the Semiotic Onion and the Basic Block of Culture. We then reflect about the potential contributions of applying these concepts and artefacts to inform design for boosting community resilience of people living as refugees.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
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Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
COMRADESNot SetEC (European Commission): FP(inc.Horizon2020, H2020, ERC)
Keywords: community resilience; human-computer interaction; socially-aware design; refugees
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Knowledge Media Institute (KMi)
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
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Item ID: 49641
Depositing User: Harith Alani
Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2017 14:48
Last Modified: 02 May 2019 07:54
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