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XIX.4 July + August 2012
Page: 50
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Taking action in your research


Authors:
Gillian Hayes

How can you make a real difference in the world? Whether through volunteer work, joining a service profession like teaching, or just in our everyday behaviors, many struggle to answer this question all the time. To some, science and research are divorced from this inherent human need to make positive changes in the world—if not divorced, at least distanced. However, more and more designers and researchers in HCI are challenging that long-held view. We can, in fact, create positive social change and simultaneously do good research. It’s just a matter of slightly changing the way we think about both scholarship…




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