INF 385T Special Topics in Information Science : Participatory Design and Research for Special Populations
This seminar will examine methods used in empirical research studies that focus on designing or researching computational technologies with or for people from underserved communities (e.g., empirical studies from IS-related fields such as HCI and CSCW). We will analyze how principles of participatory design (PD) and community-based participatory research (CBPR) are applied to these studies. This course will provide a critical understanding of established or perhaps unestablished research design methods, which support the creation and evaluation of ICT systems and services that would be equitable and beneficial to a broad range of users.
Registration priority given to iSchool students. Additional seats may open up for outside students in a later registration period.