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    The Ethico-political Dimension of Thanatosensitive Design-orientated Research

    HCI2012 - People & Computers XXVI

    Proceedings of HCI 2012
    The 26th BCS Conference on Human Computer Interaction

    Birmingham, UK, 12 - 14 September 2012


    Selina Ellis Gray


    This paper considers the ethico-political dimension of technology embedded in thanatosensitive design-orientated research in order to discuss how ‘framings’ of design situations could perpetuate the marginalisation of groups and topics within sensitive research contexts such as death. As a practitioner-researcher, I draw from the literature and my own critically reflective practice as a designer to outline framings, raise ethical and political aspects of their enactment and propose questions for consideration by the HCI community in sensitive contexts.


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