Reminder: Join us for Change seminar at noon today in CSE2 (Bill & Melinda Gates) building - Room 271.
On Fri, Jan 10, 2020 at 2:11 PM Samia Ibtasam <sam...@cs.washington.edu> wrote: > Hi, > > Join us for the Change Seminar next Tuesday 14th, 2020 at noon. > > > *When*: Tuesday 1/14, 12pm-1pm > > *Where*: CSE2 271 (Bill & Melinda Gates Computer Science Building). > > *Who: *Naveena Karusala > > *Title: *Engaging Identity, Assets, and Constraints in Designing for > Resilience > > > *Bio:* > > Naveena is a 3rd year Ph.D. student at the University of Washington's > School of Computer Science and Engineering, working with the Information > and Communication Technology and Development (ICTD) Lab and advised > by Richard Anderson. Her research lies at the intersection of HCI and > ICTD. Drawing on qualitative and participatory methods, she studies the use > of chat in patient-provider communication and how it can be leveraged > towards the design of sustainable health technologies that support care > work. Her work draws on feminist and assets-based perspectives on design, > focusing on equity, bridging policy and ground-level perspectives, and > sustainability. > > > *Summary:* > > We contribute to the growing conversation on assets-based approaches to > design in Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) and Human-Computer > Interaction (HCI) with a qualitative study of resilience. Our study is > situated within a community health infrastructure in a rural county in > southwest Kenya, where health organizations pay community health workers’ > salaries via digital payments, backdropped by ongoing issues with missing > and delayed payments. Through the lens of intersectionality, we examine how > community health workers of diverse backgrounds and contracted status > respond to the mandated use of digital payment methods and long payment > delays. We highlight how resilience in this context is situated in workers’ > intersecting socioeconomic and professional identities, which shape the > assets and constraints that workers engage with, in efforts to be > resilient. We leverage our findings to discuss how assets-based approaches > to design can be further operationalized and used to sustainably support > resilience. > > Samia Ibtasam <http://samiaibtasam.com/> > PhD Student, > Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering > University of Washington, > >
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