CHI 2020 Course

Dealing with Ethical Challenges in HCI Fieldwork 

Cosmin Munteanu

Institute for Communication, Culture, Information, and Technology, University of Toronto Mississauga, and
Technologies for Ageing Gracefully Lab (TAGlab)

Dr. Cosmin Munteanu is an Assistant Professor at the Institute for Communication, Culture, Information, and Technology at University of Toronto Mississauga and Co-Director of the Technologies for Ageing Gracefully lab. His multidisciplinary research includes speech and natural language interaction for mobile devices, mixed reality systems, learning technologies for marginalized users, assistive technologies for older adults, and ethics in human-computer interaction research. In particular, Cosmin has conducted research on the ethical aspects of conducting technology-centric ethnographies and fieldwork and on issues of digital divides and interactive technologies for marginalized populations. Cosmin is an organizer for the Workshop on Ethical Encounters in Human-Computer Interaction (held at ACM CHI 2015, 2016, and 2017), which aims to engage multidisciplinary researchers in a dialogue about the ethical challenges faced in fieldwork with emerging interactive technologies. He has served as scientific reviewer for ethics applications during his tenure at the National Research Council Canada, is currently a member of the SIGCHI Committee on Ethics, and is actively conducting research in the field of ethics as a recipient of a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Knowledge Synthesis Grant. 

Jenny Waycott

The University of Melbourne
Parkville, Australia

Dr. Jenny Waycott is a Lecturer in the Department of Computing and Information Systems at the University of Melbourne. Her current work focuses on the design and use of new technologies to support older adults who are socially isolated. Jenny is the principal organizer of the CHI Workshop Series on “Ethical Encounters in HCI”, as well as serving as a full member on the ACM SIGCHI Ethics Committee.

Roisin McNaney

Faculty of Engineering, University of Bristol, UK

Dr. Roisin McNaney is a Lecturer in Digital Health at Bristol University. Her research interests focus around the role that digital technologies might play in supporting self-monitoring and management Practices in people with Parkinson's specifically and chronic health conditions more generally. She comes from a clinical background originally and has experience working in both clinical and HCI research environments. She is one of the organizers of the Workshop on Ethical Encounters in HCI held at CHI 2016 and 2017.