Culturally sensible digital place-making: Design of the Mediated XicanIndio Resolana

Christopher Martinez, Cristóbal Martínez, Randy Kemp, David Birchfield, Ellen Campana, Todd Ingalls, Gkisedtanamoogk

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Abstract

Mediated XicanIndio Resolana is an interactive rhetorical space where multiple participants engage in three rounds of verbal discourse surrounding a special topic (Figure 1.1). In this space, discourse is coupled with the manipulation of digital media through cultural interaction protocols and symbolic gestures. Our aim is to use this system to conduct social and cultural work in middle and high school classrooms. As a design team that includes Chicano and Native American designers, we seek to express respectful and appropriate design sensibilities that derive from indigenous epistemologies. To achieve this we have sought critical feedback through our cross-cultural partnerships with members of various indigenous communities. In this paper, we will present (a) the theoretical foundations and educational needs that govern our design, (b) a design overview of the Mediated XicanIndio Resolana, and (c) the lessons we have learned through community discourse regarding the cultural sensibilities of our work.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTEI'10 - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction
Pages161-168
Number of pages8
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 19 2010
Event4th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction, TEI'10 - Cambridge, MA, United States
Duration: Jan 25 2010Jan 27 2010

Publication series

NameTEI'10 - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction

Conference

Conference4th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction, TEI'10
CountryUnited States
CityCambridge, MA
Period1/25/101/27/10

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Keywords

  • Cultural interface
  • Culturally sensible design
  • Indigenous media
  • Mixed-reality learning
  • Social interaction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Software

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Martinez, C., Martínez, C., Kemp, R., Birchfield, D., Campana, E., Ingalls, T., & Gkisedtanamoogk (2010). Culturally sensible digital place-making: Design of the Mediated XicanIndio Resolana. In TEI'10 - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction (pp. 161-168). (TEI'10 - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction). https://doi.org/10.1145/1709886.1709915