12TH ACM SIGCHI Mumbai Chapter (Virtual) Meet

12th ACM SIGCHI Mumbai Chapter (Virtual) Meet
27th June, 2020 | 4-6:45 pm via Zoom (https://zoom.us/join)

We are happy to share our anniversary meet program!

We have a talk on User Research Methods, Tools and Best Practices by Kaveh Bazargan under the ACM Distinguished Speaker Program. This will be followed by a workshop on Critical Design Fiction by Grace Eden, Netta Iivari, Marianne Kinnula and, Sumita Sharma.

Please fill out the following Google form if you plan to attend. We will send you an email with details about the virtual meeting a day or two before the event.


Additionally to participate in the workshop, please signup for the workshop and follow the instructions below.

1. Signup for the workshop in the above form.
2. You will receive an email with a consent form for the workshop. Please complete this form to receive an email with a pre-workshop assignment within 24-hours.
3. Please complete the pre-workshop assignment by 26th June. 

User Research Methods, Tools and Best Practices for Designing Socio-Technical Platforms and Ecosystems by Kaveh Bazargan

ISO 9241-210:2019(en) defines the “context of use” as the combination of users, goals and tasks, resources, and environment. The “environment” includes the technical, physical, social, cultural and organizational environments. User researchers main role, in a human-centered design life cycle, is to deeply understand and to communicate the “context of use” including users’ behaviors and attitudes using hybrid methods and techniques that incorporate human and technological factors. This talk will provide an overview of research design categoriesuser research methodspractical tools and best practices for designing socio-technical platforms and ecosystems.

Workshop: Imagining the future of technology through critical design fiction

Organisers: Grace Eden, Netta Iivari, Marianne Kinnula and, Sumita Sharma

In this workshop, participants are introduced to the concept of critical design fiction and how to apply it for imagining the future of technology for education and well-being. The workshop includes short lectures, discussions, and group work. For the group work, participants are divided into teams of 4-6 and are provided a scenario, context, and set of questions. Using these, they have to consider, discuss, and design a potential future application idea. At end of the workshop, participants are familiar with the concept of critical design fiction and can consider it in a variety of scenarios and contexts. Interested participants are invited to co-author a paper on the findings from the workshop to a relevant HCI venue.

To participate, please follow the instructions mentioned at the beginning of the post.