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Title:#withrefugees: Workshop on field and design methods for supporting refugees through library services and other social and policy innovations
Author(s):Fisher, Karen E.; Wulf, Volker; Widén, Gunilla; Johnston, Jamie; Yefimova, Katya; Kurbanoglu, Serap
Displaced persons
Information seeking
Research methods
Abstract:Over 65 million people worldwide, half of them children, are displaced by war and persecution, marking the worst humanitarian crisis since World War II. Whether living in camps, in border or destination countries, or while transiting, refugees and stakeholders have substantial, wide-ranging needs that can be supported by the iSchool community. The United Nations Refugee Agency in 2016 issued a call to stand #WithRefugees. With its focus on people, information and technology, the iSchool researchers have much to offer through designing information services, systems and policy. In this workshop, participants will build on their experiences working with refugees across settings, learn basic methods for carrying out fieldwork and other methods that are sensitive to gender, culture, time, place, and stakeholders. Participants will also learn how using co-design techniques – storyboards, maps, narrative drawings, and personas – can inform the creation of library services, innovations and policy.
Issue Date:2017
Citation Info:Fisher, K. E., Wulf, V., Widén, G., Johnston, J., Yefimova, K., & Kurbanoglu, S. (2017). #WithRefugees: Workshop on Field and Design Methods for Supporting Refugees through Library Services and Other Social and Policy Innovations. In iConference 2017 Proceedings (pp. 915-918).
Series/Report:iConference 2017 Proceedings
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Rights Information:Copyright 2017 Karen E. Fisher, Volker Wulf, Gunilla Widén, Jamie Johnston, Katya Yefimova, and Serap Kurbanoglu
Date Available in IDEALS:2017-07-27

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