Please join us for the next Research Meet & Greet featuring Dr. Sheena Erete, assistant professor in the College of Computing and Digital Media at DePaul and co-director of the Technology for Social Good Research Design Lab. The Research Meet and Greet series is an opportunity for DePaul University faculty and staff to share and learn about research and creative projects going on across the university. Each event will include invited presentations and less formal, open mic style lightning talks.
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Coffee and refreshments to follow.
3:30-4:00 Featured Speaker
4:00-4:45 Lightning Talks
4:45-5:30 Research Reception
Designing Counter Structures: Taking an Assets-based Approach to Designing Technologies with Resource-Constrained Communities
As tech designers, it is common to approach work in resource-constrained communities with a deficit view, leading to simplistic and stigmatizing descriptions of these communities that often minimize or ignore institutional infrastructures that breed inequity. In our work, we design with residents in these communities by focusing on their assets, specifically the human, environmental, social and economic capital that can be levered in design.
Sheena Erete will discuss how we can identify and leverage local assets in resource-constrained communities when designing technologies, practices and policies. She will present two projects which take an asset-based approach to understanding how neighborhoods use technology to address crime and how we design technologies to support violence prevention in Chicago.
Lisa Dush, Associate Professor, Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and Discourse (WRD) and Director of Studio CHI Digital Humanities Center
A Learning Platform for the Margins, Not the Masses: The Case of Gather
Monday, April 1 at 3:30pm to 5:30pm
John T. Richardson Library, Idea Lab 2, Room 207 2350 N. Kenmore Avenue