This workshop is aimed at exploring the issues at the intersection of feminist thinking and human computer interaction. Both feminism and HCI have made important contributions to social science in the past several decades, but though their potential for overlap seem high, they have not engaged each other directly until recently. In this workshop we will explore diverse—and contentious—ways that feminist perspectives can support user research, design ideation and problem framing, sketching and prototyping, and design criticism and evaluation. The workshop will include fast-moving mini-panels and hands-on group exercises emphasizing feminist interaction criticism and design ideation.
We invite HCI researchers and designers interested in this topic to submit a 4-6 page position paper in the ACM Extended Abstracts format that addresses the workshop themes. Email your paper to feministhci.workshop [at] gmail.com with subject “CHI2011Workshop Submission” by February 18, 2011.
- Submission deadline: February 18, 2011 (extended)
- Notification of acceptance: March 1, 2011
- Workshop at CHI2011: May 8, 2011
If you have any questions or would like to learn about this workshop, please contact the organizers at feministhci.workshop [at] gmail.com.