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HCII Seminar Series - Mustafa Naseem

Mustafa Naseem

Mustafa Naseem
Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Michigan School of Information


Newell-Simon Hall 1305

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"Challenges and Opportunities for Designing Health Technologies for Men in Religiously Conservative, Patriarchal and Low-Income Societies"

This talk will address the design challenges and opportunities in creating health technologies for men to improve the lives of women in religiously conservative, patriarchal, and low-income societies. Through a critical examination of cultural and societal factors, such as traditional gender roles, stigma towards sexual health information-seeking behaviors, and limited access to resources, the talk will highlight the key considerations for designing effective and culturally sensitive health technologies for this population. The talk will also discuss the promise of speech-interfaces, and their potential to improve health outcomes and promote behavior change among men in these societies. The goal of this talk is to provide insights and recommendations for designers, researchers, and practitioners to create health technologies that are inclusive, accessible, and effective for users, regardless of their cultural, social, and economic backgrounds.

Speaker's Bio

Mustafa Naseem is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan School of Information. Mustafa’s research focuses on design challenges around creating, deploying and scaling health technologies in religiously conservative, patriarchal and low-income societies. Mustafa has taught and conducted research with underprivileged communities in Pakistan, Ghana, South Africa, Tanzania, Botswana and the US. Mustafa’s scholarship informs technology and policy design in international development, with a focus on centering marginalized individuals’ voices and needs, while focusing on factors such as access and gender. Mustafa’s work is published in venues including ACM CHI, CSCW, Web Conference (WWW), Compass, and ICTD, and has received Best Paper Honorable Mention and Diversity and Inclusion Awards at ACM CHI and CSCW. Mustafa received his Masters in ICT and Development (ICTD) from the University of Colorado Boulder on a Fulbright Scholarship. His work is supported by the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, US National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and USAID, among others.

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