Indigenous HCI

Workshop theme

The ‘Indigenous HCI’ workshop aims to bring together researchers (Indigenous and otherwise) who work or are planning to work with Indigenous communities to design and evaluate digital technologies.

This workshop is oriented to connection and discussion. Our aim is to meet people working in this space, develop links, and share ideas and experiences. Participants need not write a paper, but should email the organizers to describe their work in this space. Accepted participants who wish to circulate an example of their work before the workshop will be enabled to do this via the web page.

The workshop is oriented also to inclusion, and we encourage people from diverse backgrounds, including people outside HCI or outside academia, to take part.

Our long-term aim is to establish Indigenous HCI as an ongoing theme in Australian HCI.

Workshop Dates

The workshop will be held on Tuesday 4 December 2018 from 9:30-4:30.

Workshop organisers

  • A/Professor Dr Christopher Lawrence
  • Dr Tuck Wah Leong
  • Dr Joel Fredericks
  • Dr Greg Wadley
  • Indigenous honours student Aimee Woods

Centre for Indigenous Technology Research & Development (,
Faculty of Engineering & IT
University of Technology Sydney

Call for participation

Researchers are invited to join a one day workshop on Indigenous HCI held at OzCHI 2018 Melbourne. The workshop will focus on research and education in Indigenous HCI. We invite participants who are researching in the area or interested in learning more about technologies and Indigenous communities, and those who are educating students in the design and development domain. This will include academics, app developers and industry partners wanting to make a real difference for Indigenous Australians.

Participants are invited to submit a 200 word abstract of their proposed presentation.

Papers are to be submitted by 2 November 2018 through email to or


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