iSchool researchers presented their work at the 19th annual Community Informatics Research Network (CIRN) Conference on November 8-12. The theme of this year's conference was "Communities, Technology and This Moment." CIRN 2021 explored how researchers and practitioners ethically collect information, including what happens when community information is deliberately not collected and how information systems can be designed "in harmony with communities."
PhD student Yingying Han and Informatics PhD Daniela M. Markazi presented "Outlining a Design Justice-based Social Media Website for University Students in the Age of COVID-19" with Samual Narang.
Markazi presented the paper, "Disaster Relief and Resilience: A Case Study on Empowering Puerto Rican Communities via NGO-Academia Collaboration," which she co-authored with Philip Margarit, Ann M. Brunton, Farzana Shirin, Glorynel Ojeda-Matos, Victor Funes-Leal, Sinta Sulistyo, Jill Heemstra, Michael Stablein, Samuel Reed, and Luis F. Rodriguez.