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Revitalizing Communities

We face ever increasing complex challenges from climate change to racial injustice. At the same time, institutions that bring people together to address these challenges are decreasing. New techniques are needed that integrate approaches to broaden contributions such as crowdsourcing and peer production; yet, we don’t know how to design systems and platforms to broadly support democratic participation. We need to research and design socio-technical systems to provide just in time distribution of information, economic and social resources, and to support participatory decision making, coordination, and action. The Center’s mission is to increase community engagement, support equitable socio-economic advances, and provide for broad advancement of societal values.

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Recent Papers

Li, H., Vincent, N., Tsai, J., Kaye, J., & Hecht, B. (2019). How Do People Change Their Technology Use in Protest? Understanding. Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction, 3(CSCW), 1-22.

Carlson, S. E., Lewis, D. G. R., Maliakal, L. V., Gerber, E. M., & Easterday, M. W. (2020). The design risks framework: Understanding metacognition for iteration. Design Studies, 70, 100961.

Smith, A. D., Ahmed, A. A., Alvarado Garcia, A., Dosono, B., Ogbonnaya-Ogburu, I., Rankin, Y., ... & Toyama, K. (2020, April). What's Race Got To Do With It? Engaging in Race in HCI. In Extended Abstracts of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 1-8).

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