Glocal Challenges in Digitally-Mediated Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) Documentation: Configuring a Research Agenda

During 2017-18 at the Hilali Network, we have been concentrating in tackling long-standing challenges in a manifold of interrelated fields: higher education, technology design and intangible cultural heritage (ICH). In this endeavour, our approach is focused on finding a common thread in the latest developments in these disciplines to select effective methodologies and principles for… Continue reading Glocal Challenges in Digitally-Mediated Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) Documentation: Configuring a Research Agenda

In the Eye of the Student: “An Intangible Cultural Heritage Experience, with a Human-Computer Interaction Twist”

We critically engage with CHI communities emerging outside the global North (ArabHCI and AfriCHI) to explore how participation is configured and enacted within socio-cultural and political contexts fundamentally different from Western societies. We contribute to recent discussions about postcolonialism and decolonization of HCI by focusing on non-Western future technology designers. Our lens was a course… Continue reading In the Eye of the Student: “An Intangible Cultural Heritage Experience, with a Human-Computer Interaction Twist”

A tent, a pigeon house, and a pomegranate tree

After the 2011 revolution, Egypt faced a challenging socioeconomic transition. Since then, the ICT sector has become one of the promising contributors to Egypt’s economic growth. In 2014, the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology announced the Social Responsibility Strategy in ICT, with an inclusive vision for using technology to integrate different societal groups to… Continue reading A tent, a pigeon house, and a pomegranate tree

Advancing HCI Education in Egypt: Exploring Lived Cultural Heritage Through Design

We present the Hilali Network, a transnational collaboration which transcends geographic and conceptual borders to merge current reform in Egyptian higher education and local community-led digital preservation and protection of Intangible Cultural Heritage. The project aims at developing an Egyptian HCI living curriculum, in the first instance with a focus on intangible cultural heritage, in… Continue reading Advancing HCI Education in Egypt: Exploring Lived Cultural Heritage Through Design

HCI Living Curriculum: Perspectives from the Egyptian Context

This paper describes Dr Shaimaa Lazem’s (Hilali Lead in Egypt) experience of teaching HCI for Engineering students in Alexandria University, Egypt, highlighting some of the cultural and institutional challenges. It further presents an ongoing effort for developing an Egyptian HCI living curriculum in partnership with established Higher Education and HCI institutes in UK. We discuss… Continue reading HCI Living Curriculum: Perspectives from the Egyptian Context