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Protibadi: A platform for fighting sexual harassment in urban Bangladesh
TLDR
An integrated program of ethnographic and design work meant to understand and address public sexual harassment in urban Bangladesh, and suggests lessons relevant to other HCI efforts to understanding and design around difficult and culturally sensitive problems.
Peer-to-peer in the Workplace: A View from the Road
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How the adoption of a P2P application, Ola, which connects passengers to rickshaws, changes drivers work practices is described, part of the 'peer services' phenomenon which enable new types of ad-hoc trade in labour, skills and goods.
Values in Repair
TLDR
Value in repair may embed modes of human interaction with technology and with each other in ways that surface values as contingent and ongoing accomplishments, suggesting ongoing processes of valuation that can never be fully fixed or commoditized.
Digital Privacy Challenges with Shared Mobile Phone Use in Bangladesh
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This paper presents a qualitative study with 72 participants that analyzes how families in Bangladesh currently share mobile phones, their usage patterns, and the tensions and challenges that arise as individuals seek to protect the privacy of their personal data.
Privacy, Security, and Surveillance in the Global South: A Study of Biometric Mobile SIM Registration in Bangladesh
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This analysis surfaces important privacy and safety concerns regarding identity, ownership, and trust, and reveals the cultural and political challenges of imposing biometric registration program in Bangladesh.
Refugees and HCI SIG: The Role of HCI in Responding to the Refugee Crisis
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This SIG aims to bring to the surface the challenges faced by refugees and elicit the experiences of the authors, and calls for forming a collaborative network of researchers that have an interest in innovatively addressing issues surrounding refugee populations.
Online sexual harassment over anonymous social media in Bangladesh
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This study shows a wide prevalence of sexual harassment on anonymous social networks in Bangladesh, the relationship between a closely-knitted communal culture and anonymous harassment, and the lack of infrastructural support for the victims.
Learning to fix: knowledge, collaboration and mobile phone repair in Dhaka, Bangladesh
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It is argued for repair as an underappreciated site of third-world technical practice and expertise, and reflecting on how ICTD research might better take such practices into account is reflected.
Witchcraft and HCI: Morality, Modernity, and Postcolonial Computing in Rural Bangladesh
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It is argued for occult practices as an under-appreciated site for HCI to learn how to combat ideological hegemony and recommend ways for smooth integration of traditional occult practices with HCI through design and policy.
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