Thomas Smyth, Jill Dimond
In recent years the HCI community has expressed interest in the social impact of technology. Various research projects have explored how technology can be designed to enhance civic participation and public discourse, provide succor during crises and natural disasters, extend services to the homeless, support national reconciliation after civil conflicts, improve healthcare delivery in developing countries, and so on. Underlying this kind of work is a value judgment that it represents an earnest contribution to the collective social good. Indeed, the noun good has made several appearances. One Georgia Tech initiative styles itself Computing for Good. An upcoming conference…
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