Designing for everyday care in communities

Austin L. Toombs, Andy Dow, John Vines, Barbara Dennis, Rachel Clarke, Ann Light, Colin M. Gray

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Recent HCI scholarship has begun to incorporate the concept of care as an alternative design lens, moving beyond health care or social care to consider care as a fundamental relational quality of life. This one-day workshop brings together researchers to find a shared understanding of the ways in which interpersonal care and interdependence could be supported through technology design in community contexts. The goal is to raise issues and increase sensitivity towards care, with the ultimate aim of impacting design practices-including how one might design community interactions with and for care. Participants will learn together how such a focus could impact their own research, while mapping and articulating how research and design in HCI-related fields can and does integrate care into sociotechnical systems more broadly.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDIS 2018 - Companion Publication of the 2018 Designing Interactive Systems Conference
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781450356312
Publication statusPublished - 30 May 2018
Event2018 Designing Interactive Systems Conference, DIS 2018 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 9 Jun 201813 Jun 2018


Conference2018 Designing Interactive Systems Conference, DIS 2018
Country/TerritoryHong Kong
CityHong Kong


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