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TIP Research session at Vancouver conference

Diverse and interdisciplinary research perspectives on „Technology for Inclusion and Participation (TIP)“ were discussed at the “Human Computer Interaction Conference” in Vancouver on the 13th of July. The session was hosted by TU Dortmund University’s TIP-cluster.

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Ingo Bosse (Faculty of Rehabilitation Sciences) and Christoph Kaletka (Sozialforschungsstelle) had prepared the session for the HCI conference. The presenters discussed the role new technologies can play in various domains of societal inclusion and rehabilitation. Christoph Kaletka introduced the research topic of social innovation and explained that 40 percent of all social innovation initiatives make contributions to a more inclusive society, which is one of the empirical results of the EU research project SI-DRIVE, coordinated by TU Dortmund / Sozialforschungsstelle. The majority of such initiatives uses ICT in order to reach a large target group or to implement innovative pedagogic concepts. He presented the model of a four-layered ecosystem of social innovation’s drivers and barriers. Anne Haage highlighted the results of a study on media use of persons with disabilities. Ingo Bosse study was about evidence based design of media for blended learning in inclusive classrooms. Juliane Mühlhaus talked about game-based speech rehabilitation for people with Parkinson's disease, Matthias Hastall introduced an evidence-based and user-centered framework for health technology development and assessment. André Posenau discussed „Technology, participation and dementia - interdisciplinary perspectives on the care network“. Except Posenau (University for Health, Bochum), all presenters work in TU Dortmund University’s TIP-Cluster, emphasizing the multiple (inter-) disciplinary research perspectives on technology for inclusion and participation.