Mapping the Margins: Navigating the Ecologies of Domestic Violence Service Provision

Bellini, Rosanna, Strohmayer, Angelika, Olivier, Patrick and Crivellaro, Clara (2019) Mapping the Margins: Navigating the Ecologies of Domestic Violence Service Provision. In: Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - CHI '19: May 4–9, 2019, Glasgow, Scotland. Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, p. 122. ISBN 9781450359702

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Work addressing the negative impacts of domestic violence on victim-survivors and service providers has slowly been contributing to the HCI discourse. However, work discussing the necessary, pre-emptive steps for researchers to enter these spaces sensitively and considerately, largely remains opaque. Heavily-politicised specialisms that are imbued with conflicting values and practices, such as domestic violence service delivery can be especially difficult to navigate. In this paper, we report on a mixed methods study consisting of interviews, a design dialogue and an ideation workshop with domestic violence service providers to explore the potential of an online service directory to support their work. Through this three-stage research process, we were able to characterise this unique service delivery landscape and identify tensions in services' access, understandings of technologies and working practices. Drawing from our findings, we discuss opportunities for researchers to work with and sustain complex information ecologies in sensitive settings.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: G400 Computer Science
G900 Others in Mathematical and Computing Sciences
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Design
Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2019 15:17
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2021 22:19

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