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Multi-lifespan Information System Design in the Aftermath of Genocide: An Early-Stage Report from Rwanda

Show simple item record Friedman, Batya Nathan, Lisa P. Lake, Milli Grey, Nell Carden Nilsen, Trond T. Utter, Robert F. Utter, Elizabeth J. Ring, Mark Kahn, Zoe 2010-01-12T16:08:59Z 2010-01-12T16:08:59Z 2010-01-12T16:08:59Z
dc.description.abstract In this paper we report on our research and design efforts to provide Rwandans with access to and reuse of video interviews from the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. More generally, we investigate methods and designs that can be deployed successfully within a post-conflict political climate concerned about recurring violence. We describe our general approach and report three case studies with diverse sectors of Rwandan society: governmental information centres, youth clubs, and a grassroots organization working with victims of sexual violence. We use five indicators to assess the success and limitations of our approach: diverse stakeholders; diverse uses; on-going use; cultural, linguistic and geographic reach; and Rwandan initiative. This work makes three important contributions: first, it directly supports the Rwandan people in their efforts to achieve justice, healing and reconciliation; second, it provides the HCI community with methods and approaches for undertaking information and interaction design in post-conflict situations; third, it describes the first empirical exploration of multi-lifespan information system design. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship We thank the many Rwandan people and organizations who worked with us including Never Again Rwanda, Hope After Rape, and the ICTR Documentation and Information Centres. This work is dedicated to them and their efforts on behalf of peace, justice, and reconciliation. This material is based, in part, upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0325035, UW Foundation, and generous gifts to the Tribunal Voices project. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendation expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of our donors. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Multi-lifespan information system design, access, reuse, value tensions, international justice, freedom of expression, safety, credibility, peace building, adaptation, appropriation, value sensitive design en_US
dc.title Multi-lifespan Information System Design in the Aftermath of Genocide: An Early-Stage Report from Rwanda en_US
dc.type Technical Report en_US

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