Remote! Code for Boston Civic Hack Night

Code for Boston is a Code for America Brigade - a volunteer civic innovation organization created by Boston-area developers, designers, and activists with an interest in solving civic and social problems through the use of technology. We feel that Boston…

Design Baithak: South Asia

What Is A 'Baithak'? The word 'baithak' comes from 'baithna', which in Urdu or Hindi means ‘to sit’. In Mughal India, 'baithak khanas' were drawing rooms in many havelis or mansions where guests would congregate. Traditionally, baithaks would often be…

Design Baithak: North America

What Is A 'Baithak'? The word 'baithak' comes from 'baithna', which in Urdu or Hindi means ‘to sit’. In Mughal India, 'baithak khanas' were drawing rooms in many havelis or mansions where guests would congregate. Traditionally, baithaks would often be…

Designing New Physical Interactions

Presenter Sowmya Somanath, Assistant Professor, University of Victoria Abstract We live in a time where we are increasingly spending more hours of our day in the virtual world facilitated by digital interfaces such as smartphone apps, video conferencing tools and…

Remote! Code for Boston Civic Hack Night

Code for Boston is a Code for America Brigade - a volunteer civic innovation organization created by Boston-area developers, designers, and activists with an interest in solving civic and social problems through the use of technology. We feel that Boston…

Design Baithak: South Asia

What Is A 'Baithak'? The word 'baithak' comes from 'baithna', which in Urdu or Hindi means ‘to sit’. In Mughal India, 'baithak khanas' were drawing rooms in many havelis or mansions where guests would congregate. Traditionally, baithaks would often be…

Design Baithak: North America

What Is A 'Baithak'? The word 'baithak' comes from 'baithna', which in Urdu or Hindi means ‘to sit’. In Mughal India, 'baithak khanas' were drawing rooms in many havelis or mansions where guests would congregate. Traditionally, baithaks would often be…

Remote! Code for Boston Civic Hack Night

Code for Boston is a Code for America Brigade - a volunteer civic innovation organization created by Boston-area developers, designers, and activists with an interest in solving civic and social problems through the use of technology. We feel that Boston…

Design Baithak: South Asia

What Is A 'Baithak'? The word 'baithak' comes from 'baithna', which in Urdu or Hindi means ‘to sit’. In Mughal India, 'baithak khanas' were drawing rooms in many havelis or mansions where guests would congregate. Traditionally, baithaks would often be…

Remote! Code for Boston Civic Hack Night

Code for Boston is a Code for America Brigade - a volunteer civic innovation organization created by Boston-area developers, designers, and activists with an interest in solving civic and social problems through the use of technology. We feel that Boston…

Caregivers, Older Adults & Technology

Presenter Celine Latulilpe, Associate Professor, University of Manitoba Abstract As the population ages, a new type of digital user emerges: the caregiver proxy. Caregivers are people who help older adults with daily living, including social activities, health and wellness, shopping,…

Sketching in Research: Theory and Practice

Presenter Miriam Sturdee, Research Fellow, Lancaster University Abstract Sketching is a practical, hands-on activity which encourages active listening, creative and visual thinking, and can be used as a form of communication between diverse groups. Sketches can be artifacts, data, tools…


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