Patrick Mbullo, Michaela Hynie, Susan McGrath, Karla Saenz, Cigay Tshering, Melanie Baljko
Hamidi, F., Mbullo, P., Onyango, D., Hynie, M. McGrath, S., and Baljko, M. 2018. Participatory Design of DIY Digital Assistive Technologies in Western Kenya. Proceedings of the 2nd African Human-Computer Interaction Conference (AfriCHI’18), 78-88.
Hamidi, F., Saenz, K., and Baljko, M. Sparkles of Brilliance: Incorporating Cultural and Social Context in Codesign of Digital Artworks. Proceedings of the 2014 conference on Interaction design and children (IDC'14), 2014, 77-84. Available Online.
Hamidi, F., Baljko, M. Subversive Interaction Design: Digital Design and Inspiration. Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Design and Emotion, 2014, 25-31.
Hamidi, F., Baljko, M. Facebook use in Bhutan: A Comparative Study. Graphics Interface Poster Proceedings (GI’14). 2014, 1-2. Available Online.
Hamidi, F., Baljko, M. Using Social Networks for Multicultural Creative Collaboration. Proceedings of the International Conference on Intercultural Collaboration (ICIC12), 2012, 39-46. New York: ACM. Available Online.
In several projects around the world, we are exploring novel dynamics that emerge when people from different cultural backgrounds collaborate with each other. In Our Digital Tapestry, we explored the potential of social networks to support creative collaboration. Specifically, we used the Facebook social network as a platform to support the creation of a collaborative poetry project in which 19 poets from around the world wrote a multimedia poem together.
In other projects, we studied how different cultural perspectives impact and enrich technology design and use. In collaboration with Bhutan Innovation and Technology Center (BITC), we explored how e-work and micro-work can be implemented in Bhutan in a manner compatible with the concept of Gross National Happiness. I other projects, we are exploring the possibilities and challenges of making projects in Kenya and Mexico.