The journey matters. To me, this means valuing the path, as a human being and as a researcher, as much as the goal or destination. In my research journey, I engage people with migrant backgrounds living in Germany, like myself. The goal is to design platforms that empower migrants. Traversing this path means surmounting challenges, confronting barriers, celebrating successes, and documenting lessons learned. Over the past decade, there has been an appreciable increase in advocacy for considering the diversity of the users for whom we design. In the field of HCI, this advocacy calls for the integration of critical…
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