#CHIversity: Implications for Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Campaigns

Strohmayer, Angelika, Bellini, Rosanna, Meissner, Janis, Mitchell Finnigan, Samantha, Alabdulqader, Ebtisam, Toombs, Austin and Balaam, Madeline (2018) #CHIversity: Implications for Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Campaigns. In: Extended Abstracts of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - CHI '18: April 21–26, 2018, Montreal, QC, Canada. Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, alt03. ISBN 9781450356213

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Abstract

In this alt.chi paper, we reflect on #CHIversity a grassroots campaign highlighting feminist issues related to diversity and inclusion at CHI2017, and in HCI more widely. #CHIversity was operationalised through a number of activities including: collaborative cross-stitch and 'zine' making events; the development of a 'Feminist CHI Programme'; and the use of a Twitter hashtag #CHIversity. These events granted insight into how diversity discourses are approached within the CHI community. From these recognitions we provide examples of how diversity and inclusion can be promoted at future SIGCHI events. These include fostering connections between attendees, discussing 'polarizing' research in a conservative political climate, and encouraging contributions to the growing body of HCI literature addressing feminisms and related subjects. Finally, we suggest how these approaches and benefits can translate to HCI events extending beyond CHI, where exclusion may routinely go undetected.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: G900 Others in Mathematical and Computing Sciences
L900 Others in Social studies
W900 Others in Creative Arts and Design
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Design
Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2019 16:33
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2019 16:45
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/41294

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