Open calls for participation:

Online workshop in IndiaHCI conference, Nov 6th 2020: Friendships and Romance During a Pandemic - Reimagining the Future Using Critical Design Fiction. Submissions open!

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Researchers' toolbox for the future is a series of workshops dedicated towards exploring, discussing, redefining, and formulating methods for imagining the future of technology, one that is empowering albeit provocative. In these workshops, we build on critical and/or future-oriented methods such as critical design, speculative design, design fictions, and others. Our goal is to compile a methodological toolbox for the future of HCI research; one that enables us to inquire, design, and critically examine our technological futures.

Currently, there are two parallel tracks for these workshops, one that is focused on critical design fiction in general with the other geared towards Child-Computer Interaction (CCI). These tracks support each other, but the CCI track focuses specifically on working for and with children. Within Child Computer Interaction (CCI), there is an emphasis on empowering children through co-design and co-creation of technology that shapes their learning, inside and outside the classroom, their wellbeing and lifestyle, and everyday experiences. However, the focus has primarily been on now or the near future, with limited work on designing children’s future technological life worlds.

In these workshops, researchers and practioners discuss, critique, imagine, and redefine methods and approaches towards technology design for the future.

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