On Friday 24.04.2020, I say, it was a privilege to have been a part of over 100 persons who joined the virtual CHIMe 2020 Workshop. It was an eye-opening, educational, safe space for learning and receiving mentorship. This was my first virtual workshop, CHIMe and […]
Author: Nana Kesewaa Dankwa
Building trust, rapport and learning from each other. Insights from a first meetup with elderly women.
Any first meetup can be a make-up of emotions and expectations from the parties involved. Especially when the purpose is for research. Conducting research with intended users of Information Technology has over the years moved away from filling in forms and usability feedback. Users are […]
Loud thoughts on Postcolonialism
Sharing my lived experiences on Post colonialism as a Guest lecturer at University of Vienna. This article stems from my visit as a guest Lecturer to the University of Vienna for a lecture on Gender Studies by Dr. Katta Spiel on Post Colonialism. I presented […]
Participatory design of smart home technology: self-reflections of my work as a black African migrant HCI researcher
In September this article appeared on GenderIT.org, feminist reflection on Internet policies. Here is a short excerpt from the first part of the article: When I proposed this article, my aim was to share my research and the role of power in participation. I was […]
Four reasons why gender dimension matters in tech design and development
Why gender equality benefits tech and society and what is the difference between “fixing the numbers” and “fixing the knowledge”
Looking at Smart Home Innovation through the lens of gender dimension
How to innovate smart homes with design and development stripped of stereotypes? Including gender dimension can help.