Speaker: Cristina Zaga, Assistant Professor, Human-Centred Design Group, University of Twente
Cristina Zaga, Assistant Professor in the Human-Centred Design Group, University of Twente, talks on June 9 about ethics in HCI and her learnings from mentoring a hackathon in the session: EUvsVirus: Ethical and Transdisciplinary Practices when Designing for Societal Issues.
She talks about the shift that needs to happen, from the hacker mentality to civic engagement and co-creation. Cristina believes there is a big gap between Academia and practice, that can only be shortened through collaboration and by taking responsibility for the society.
Her passion for interaction design has brought her many awards. She is regularly invited as a speaker at events (e.g., TEDx), symposia, and conferences. Cristina regularly publishes in top tier conference venues (CHI conference, HRI conference, CSCW conference) and is heavily involved in academic service. Cristina was selected as Google Women TechMaker Scholar 2018 for her research quality and her support to empower women and children in STEM. More about Cristina and her work here.
We suggest some readings and resources to familiarize yourself with the topic:
Cristina Zaga. EUvsVirus: Ideating to Tackle the Covid-19 Crisis is not just about Tech, Blog Post, Medium, April 29, 2020.
Cristina Zaga & Peter-Paul Verbeek. 2020. Robots in the ‘Six-Foot Society’: Are Robotic Technologies too Human-Like? Blog Post, TechMed Magazine.
More readings and resources can be accessed here.