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HCIM Thesis Defense: Shannon Fitzgerald

Event Start Date:
Friday, November 20, 2020 - 11:00 AM
Event End Date:
Friday, November 20, 2020 - 12:30 PM
Add to Calendar 2020-11-20 11:00:00 2020-11-20 12:30:00 HCIM Thesis Defense: Shannon Fitzgerald Please join us for Shannon Fitzgerald's HCIM thesis defense! Friday, November 20, 11:00am https://umd.zoom.us/j/95709238384?pwd=UWlTNXRpMHFjTzNocktrQjR5UkMrUT09 Title: Student Experiences With Diversity And Inclusion In Technology Design Courses Abstract: Technology design education does not yet teach students how to effectively avoid embedding their unconscious social and cultural biases into artifacts they design and build, despite widespread critical examination of the social impact of technology. Unintended consequences that exclude or discriminate against people as they use technology reflect an inability to acknowledge diversity and inclusion topics as integral to technology design. Through a national survey, this exploratory study examined the attitudes of 115 students studying Computer Science, Information Science, User-Centered-Design and related disciplines, yielding insights into their classroom experiences; receptiveness to and concerns about engaging in discussions of equity, diversity and inclusion; and interest in addressing these issues in their own designs. These findings inform a set of proposed course modules and interventions that incorporate ethics, equity, and bias into technology design courses as a supplement to traditional lectures introducing basic diversity and inclusion concepts. Committee: Dr. Bill Kules, Chair Dr. Ana Ndumu Dr. Christopher Antoun Dr. Jennifer Golbeck Join Zoom Meeting https://umd.zoom.us/j/95709238384?pwd=UWlTNXRpMHFjTzNocktrQjR5UkMrUT09 Meeting ID: 957 0923 8384 Passcode: 201623 One tap mobile+19294362866,,95709238384#,,,,,,0#,,201623# US (New York)+13017158592,,95709238384#,,,,,,0#,,201623# US (Washington D.C) Dial by your location+1 929 436 2866 US (New York)+1 301 715 8592 US (Washington D.C)+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) Meeting ID: 957 0923 8384 Passcode: 201623 Find your local number: https://umd.zoom.us/u/abmRQ2ysFX Join by SIP 95709238384@zoomcrc.com Join by H.323 162.255.37.11 (US West) 162.255.36.11 (US East) 115.114.131.7 (India Mumbai) 115.114.115.7 (India Hyderabad) 213.19.144.110 (Amsterdam Netherlands) 213.244.140.110 (Germany) 103.122.166.55 (Australia) 149.137.40.110 (Singapore) 64.211.144.160 (Brazil) 69.174.57.160 (Canada) 207.226.132.110 (Japan) Meeting ID: 957 0923 8384 Passcode: 201623 America/New_York public

Please join us for Shannon Fitzgerald's HCIM thesis defense!

Friday, November 20, 11:00am

https://umd.zoom.us/j/95709238384?pwd=UWlTNXRpMHFjTzNocktrQjR5UkMrUT09

Title: Student Experiences With Diversity And Inclusion In Technology Design Courses

Abstract:
Technology design education does not yet teach students how to effectively avoid embedding their unconscious social and cultural biases into artifacts they design and build, despite widespread critical examination of the social impact of technology. Unintended consequences that exclude or discriminate against people as they use technology reflect an inability to acknowledge diversity and inclusion topics as integral to technology design. Through a national survey, this exploratory study examined the attitudes of 115 students studying Computer Science, Information Science, User-Centered-Design and related disciplines, yielding insights into their classroom experiences; receptiveness to and concerns about engaging in discussions of equity, diversity and inclusion; and interest in addressing these issues in their own designs. These findings inform a set of proposed course modules and interventions that incorporate ethics, equity, and bias into technology design courses as a supplement to traditional lectures introducing basic diversity and inclusion concepts.

Committee:

Dr. Bill Kules, Chair
Dr. Ana Ndumu
Dr. Christopher Antoun
Dr. Jennifer Golbeck

Join Zoom Meeting https://umd.zoom.us/j/95709238384?pwd=UWlTNXRpMHFjTzNocktrQjR5UkMrUT09

Meeting ID: 957 0923 8384
Passcode: 201623
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Join by H.323 162.255.37.11 (US West)
162.255.36.11 (US East)
115.114.131.7 (India Mumbai)
115.114.115.7 (India Hyderabad)
213.19.144.110 (Amsterdam Netherlands)
213.244.140.110 (Germany)
103.122.166.55 (Australia)
149.137.40.110 (Singapore)
64.211.144.160 (Brazil)
69.174.57.160 (Canada)
207.226.132.110 (Japan)

Meeting ID: 957 0923 8384
Passcode: 201623