Nova Ahmed

Nova Ahmed is a computer scientist in Bangladesh. Her focus is on feminist HCI and social justice.

Design thinking around Covid-19: Focusing on the garment workers of Bangladesh

Posted: Tue, April 28, 2020 - 9:57:47

What’s going to happen to these garment workers? It was a question from my young colleagues Rahat and Kimia. We were working with garment workers in Bangladesh, where the garment sector is one of the leading economic sectors, with around 4 million workers involved in over 5,800 factories [1]. But it was more than work. During our qualitative studies in…

Morning greetings in a Bangladeshi way: Walking, greeting, and technology

Posted: Tue, February 05, 2019 - 11:27:01

Some colleagues and I once had a big debate about whether technology separates us or connects us. At one point, someone argued that people do not even greet each other these days in Dhaka city. I was not ready to give it up—I wanted to look into it myself. I had two motivations: the first one was to find out…