RESEARCH

The mission of my research lab is the design and development of interactive technologies and practices that promote socially responsible and culturally meaningful artifacts. Our major aim is to increase the efficacy and development of technological artifacts that promote the retention and propagation of cultural knowledge sources and societal improvements of underserved and marginalized communities through the design, development and scientific testing methods within the Human Computer Interaction domain. We pose the following questions:

RQ1:  How can people in traditionally technically marginalized communities benefit from culturally and socially responsible computer interactions and artifacts?

RQ2:  How can computational interactions promote cultural preservation among marginalized communities?

TECHNO-CULTURAL ARTIFACTS

N'Dewo Uwa:  Hello World - is a virtual dialogue agent that engages members of the diaspora with mother tongue languages.