Using Sketches to Communicate Interaction Protocols of an Indigenous Community

Speaker:  Tariq Zaman – Sibu,, Malaysia
Topic(s):  Society and the Computing Profession


Reviews of research and development collaborations with indigenous communities have exhibited numerous challenges related to researcher–community interactions. Based on many accounts of indiscretions, indigenous communities have begun generating conduct guidelines for researchers. However, the effectiveness of their chosen communication methods, guaranteeing appropriate behavior of the researchers, has not been established. This research contributes to an ongoing debate around appropriate ethical conduct of researchers in situ. In this presentation, the presenter will share the outcomes of a long-term filed research that has been carried out to investigate the interpretation accuracy of interaction guidelines produced in the form of sketches by a Malaysian indigenous community. The test has been performed with eight interaction sketches to 57 students, in three continents, for interpretation and expression of their intended behavior. The findings directly contribute to current efforts in formulating researcher–community interaction practices that should form the basis of ethical research in situ.

About this Lecture

Number of Slides:  30
Duration:  50 minutes
Languages Available:  English
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