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Participatory Design of Smart Home Technology: self-reflections of my work as a black African migrant HCI researcher.

Posted Mon 9 Sep 2019 - 10:22 | 850 views

What are the complications that identity can produce in research? And when can it be fruitful - can we design solutions and technology keeping in mind the diversity of people, and seeking particularly to include those voices often less heard in technology design.

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Doing standpoint theory

Posted Sun 1 Sep 2019 - 18:05 | 547 views

In this article about research with domestic workers and unions, we look at the implications of feminist methods of research and standpoint theory, and how feminist methods of research should seek to destabilise power hierarchies and dynamics. 

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Sorry, we need to see a letter from an institution: Struggling as an independent researcher

Posted Thu 29 Aug 2019 - 13:05 | 1,003 views

The hallowed halls of academia, meaningless standards of rigour determine who can be a researcher. Would it be possible to truly undertake independent research outside of the aegis and agendas of institutions.

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Memory and invisibility: feminist research as institutional archive of our diversity

Posted Thu 29 Aug 2019 - 12:05 | 715 views

What is the place of memory in research? What happens when researchers hold fragile links to the past for a community? How can we pleasantly complicate our ideas around research and writing by including the role of memories - that of those being researched and our own as well.

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Digging up Trauma, Survivor Porn and other Ethical Concerns about Research

Posted Wed 28 Aug 2019 - 17:33 | 880 views

Research is often meant for lofty objectives of ensuring policy change, and at at the very least, it should do no harm. But what if your research is about violence - and what risks do we run when asking participants to revisit their trauma and hurt that they experienced because of online violence.

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“I have read and agree to the Terms and Conditions”: Informed Consent in the Age of Social Media

Posted Wed 28 Aug 2019 - 15:17 | 716 views

Research on social media, particularly relying on public and semi-public data shared by people, raises uncomfortable questions about privacy of people and their consent to being part of a research project. What questions of consent does a feminist lens on this subject raise?

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Letter to my younger self – a budding feminist researcher.

Posted Wed 28 Aug 2019 - 11:23 | 524 views

What is the difference between doing research that takes into consideration gender as a factor and being a feminist researcher. In this touching and funny letter, a researcher speaks to her younger self about naivete, idealism and ofcourse, funding. 

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Publication

Feminist internet ethical research practices

Posted Fri 19 Apr 2019 - 13:12 | 856 views
This collaborative document lays out the various questions around ethics and feminist methodology. You can use the questions as a guide and reminder for how to integrate ethical dimensions into your research.

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Participation, creativity and design in research methodology around ICTs

Posted Fri 16 Feb 2018 - 10:45 | 2,110 views
In the field of research around gender and ICTs, there is particular attention required to the question of research methodology. How do women use ICTs, what do they need them for, what is the power dynamics around access and distribution? In this specific research project around potential use of ICTs, Catalina Alzate shows how participatory action research, design and creativity can be pulled...