Debjani Roy, José Abdelnour-Nocera, Nimmi Rangaswamy
In 2015, Anirudha Joshi (IDC, IIT Bombay) approached us to co-chair and organize a novel track never before seen at the IFIP INTERACT conference series. It would focus on providing participants with a taste of the real world outside the conference building. Since this conference would bring many HCI researchers from inside and outside of India, this was the perfect time to inaugurate this new track. "We wanted to give them an opportunity to do something concrete going beyond the conference venue," says Joshi, who calls India, and especially Mumbai, a hotbed of grassroots creativity. "Every user, every person,…
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