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    Michael Ahmadi, M.A.


    Mail: michael.ahmadi(at)uni-siegen.de
    Room: US-E-103
    Phone: +49 (0)271/ 740 – 3474
    Office hours: On appointment

    Vita

    Michael Ahmadi is a PhD student at the Institute for Information Systems and New Media, University of Siegen. His main research interests include the role of diversity in IT-organizations in general and considering design processes in particular.

    Publikationen

    2021


    • Aal, K., Weibert, A., Ahmadi, M., Rohde, M. & Wulf, V. (2021)Soziale Medien in politischen Konfliktsituationen mit Fokus auf den arabischen Frühling

      IN Reuter, C. (Ed.), Sicherheitskritische Mensch-Computer-Interaktion: Interaktive Technologien und Soziale Medien im Krisen- und Sicherheitsmanagement Wiesbaden doi:10.1007/978-3-658-32795-8_29
      [BibTeX] [Abstract] [Download PDF]

      Die Umwälzungen im Nahen Osten, der sogenannte „Arabische Frühling“, wurden vermehrt in der akademischen Welt diskutiert. In diesem Kapitel wird gezeigt, wie die Wissenschaft mit dem Thema soziale Medien in Konfliktsituationen (mit Fokus auf den Nahen Osten) umgeht.

      @incollection{aal_soziale_2021,
      address = {Wiesbaden},
      title = {Soziale {Medien} in politischen {Konfliktsituationen} mit {Fokus} auf den arabischen {Frühling}},
      isbn = {978-3-658-32795-8},
      url = {https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-32795-8_29},
      abstract = {Die Umwälzungen im Nahen Osten, der sogenannte „Arabische Frühling“, wurden vermehrt in der akademischen Welt diskutiert. In diesem Kapitel wird gezeigt, wie die Wissenschaft mit dem Thema soziale Medien in Konfliktsituationen (mit Fokus auf den Nahen Osten) umgeht.},
      language = {de},
      urldate = {2021-05-25},
      booktitle = {Sicherheitskritische {Mensch}-{Computer}-{Interaktion}: {Interaktive} {Technologien} und {Soziale} {Medien} im {Krisen}- und {Sicherheitsmanagement}},
      publisher = {Springer Fachmedien},
      author = {Aal, Konstantin and Weibert, Anne and Ahmadi, Michael and Rohde, Markus and Wulf, Volker},
      editor = {Reuter, Christian},
      year = {2021},
      doi = {10.1007/978-3-658-32795-8_29},
      pages = {631--652},
      }

    2020


    • Ahmadi, M., Eilert, R., Weibert, A., Wulf, V. & Marsden, N. (2020)Feminist Living Labs as Research Infrastructures for HCI: The Case of a Video Game Company

      New York, NY, USA, Publisher: Association for Computing Machinery, Pages: 1–15 doi:10.1145/3313831.3376716
      [BibTeX] [Abstract] [Download PDF]

      The number of women in IT is still low and companies struggle to integrate female professionals. The aim of our research is to provide methodological support for understanding and sharing experiences of gendered practices in the IT industry and encouraging sustained reflection about these matters over time. We established a Living Lab with that end in view, aiming to enhance female participation in the IT workforce and committing ourselves to a participatory approach to the sharing of women’s experiences. Here, using the case of a German video game company which participated in our Lab, we detail our lessons learned. We show that this kind of long-term participation involves challenges over the lifetime of the project but can lead to substantial benefits for organizations. Our findings demonstrate that Living Labs are suitable for giving voice to marginalized groups, addressing their concerns and evoking change possibilities. Nevertheless, uncertainties about long-term sustainability remain.

      @inproceedings{ahmadi_feminist_2020,
      address = {New York, NY, USA},
      series = {{CHI} '20},
      title = {Feminist {Living} {Labs} as {Research} {Infrastructures} for {HCI}: {The} {Case} of a {Video} {Game} {Company}},
      isbn = {978-1-4503-6708-0},
      shorttitle = {Feminist {Living} {Labs} as {Research} {Infrastructures} for {HCI}},
      url = {https://doi.org/10.1145/3313831.3376716},
      doi = {10.1145/3313831.3376716},
      abstract = {The number of women in IT is still low and companies struggle to integrate female professionals. The aim of our research is to provide methodological support for understanding and sharing experiences of gendered practices in the IT industry and encouraging sustained reflection about these matters over time. We established a Living Lab with that end in view, aiming to enhance female participation in the IT workforce and committing ourselves to a participatory approach to the sharing of women's experiences. Here, using the case of a German video game company which participated in our Lab, we detail our lessons learned. We show that this kind of long-term participation involves challenges over the lifetime of the project but can lead to substantial benefits for organizations. Our findings demonstrate that Living Labs are suitable for giving voice to marginalized groups, addressing their concerns and evoking change possibilities. Nevertheless, uncertainties about long-term sustainability remain.},
      urldate = {2021-04-15},
      booktitle = {Proceedings of the 2020 {CHI} {Conference} on {Human} {Factors} in {Computing} {Systems}},
      publisher = {Association for Computing Machinery},
      author = {Ahmadi, Michael and Eilert, Rebecca and Weibert, Anne and Wulf, Volker and Marsden, Nicola},
      month = apr,
      year = {2020},
      keywords = {methodology, living lab, ethnography, gender, feminist HCI, feminist research, participatory action research, a-paper},
      pages = {1--15},
      }


    • Ahmadi, M., Eilert, R., Weibert, A., Wulf, V. & Marsden, N. (2020)“We want to push the industry via communication”… Designing Communication Measures to Foster Gender Diversity in a Video Game Company

      IN Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction, Vol. 4, Pages: 16:1–16:26 doi:10.1145/3375196
      [BibTeX] [Abstract] [Download PDF]

      Participation of women in IT is still low and companies wonder which external communication measures are necessary to attract more female personnel. To gain a richer understanding of adequate gender sensitive ways of communicating towards girls and women, one needs to take into account contextual challenges. Following a Participatory Action Research approach, we conducted a qualitative field study in a video game company in a large city in Germany, identified areas of concern, and sketched out implications for gender-sensitive communication measures together with our participants. Findings show that addressing gender stereotypes, making role models visible, and using adequate channels is relevant. Some problems might be solved via short-term solutions, but the majority require a long-term perspective. Our lessons learned leave implications for companies in the IT sector who want to foster gender sensitive external communication measures and can contribute to the realization of more gender balanced working environments.

      @article{ahmadi_we_2020,
      title = {"{We} want to push the industry via communication"... {Designing} {Communication} {Measures} to {Foster} {Gender} {Diversity} in a {Video} {Game} {Company}},
      volume = {4},
      url = {https://doi.org/10.1145/3375196},
      doi = {10.1145/3375196},
      abstract = {Participation of women in IT is still low and companies wonder which external communication measures are necessary to attract more female personnel. To gain a richer understanding of adequate gender sensitive ways of communicating towards girls and women, one needs to take into account contextual challenges. Following a Participatory Action Research approach, we conducted a qualitative field study in a video game company in a large city in Germany, identified areas of concern, and sketched out implications for gender-sensitive communication measures together with our participants. Findings show that addressing gender stereotypes, making role models visible, and using adequate channels is relevant. Some problems might be solved via short-term solutions, but the majority require a long-term perspective. Our lessons learned leave implications for companies in the IT sector who want to foster gender sensitive external communication measures and can contribute to the realization of more gender balanced working environments.},
      number = {GROUP},
      urldate = {2021-04-15},
      journal = {Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction},
      author = {Ahmadi, Michael and Eilert, Rebecca and Weibert, Anne and Wulf, Volker and Marsden, Nicola},
      month = jan,
      year = {2020},
      keywords = {qualitative research, living lab, employer branding, external communication, gender, video game industry, talent acquisition},
      pages = {16:1--16:26},
      }


    • Ahmadi, M., Herling, C., Wulf, V. & Marsden, N. (2020)Living Labs als feministische Forschungsinfrastrukturen: Lessons Learned eines dreijährigen Gender-Projekts

      , Pages: 3
      [BibTeX] [Abstract]

      In diesem Positionspapier berichten wir von unseren Erfahrungen eines feministischen Living-Lab-Projekts.

      @inproceedings{ahmadi_living_2020,
      title = {Living {Labs} als feministische {Forschungsinfrastrukturen}: {Lessons} {Learned} eines dreijährigen {Gender}-{Projekts}},
      abstract = {In diesem Positionspapier berichten wir von unseren Erfahrungen eines feministischen Living-Lab-Projekts.},
      language = {de},
      booktitle = {Mensch und {Computer} 2020-{Workshopband}},
      author = {Ahmadi, Michael and Herling, Claudia and Wulf, Volker and Marsden, Nicola},
      year = {2020},
      pages = {3},
      }


    • Weibert, A., Aal, K., Krüger, M., Ahmadi, M., Stevens, G. & Wulf, V. (2020)COMPUTATIONAL MAKING WITH, Designing Constructionist Futures: The Art, Theory, and Practice of Learning Designs

      IN Designing Constructionist Futures: The Art, Theory, and Practice of Learning Designs
      [BibTeX]

      @incollection{weibert_computational_2020,
      title = {{COMPUTATIONAL} {MAKING} {WITH}, {Designing} {Constructionist} {Futures}: {The} {Art}, {Theory}, and {Practice} of {Learning} {Designs}},
      isbn = {978-0-262-53984-5},
      language = {en},
      booktitle = {Designing {Constructionist} {Futures}: {The} {Art}, {Theory}, and {Practice} of {Learning} {Designs}},
      publisher = {MIT Press},
      author = {Weibert, Anne and Aal, Konstantin and Krüger, Maximilian and Ahmadi, Michael and Stevens, Gunnar and Wulf, Volker},
      year = {2020},
      note = {Google-Books-ID: ehUAEAAAQBAJ},
      pages = {185--191},
      }

    2019


    • Taugerbeck, S., Ahmadi, M., Schorch, M., Unbehaun, D., Aal, K. & Wulf, V. (2019)Digital Participation in Prison – A Public Discourse Analysis of the Use of ICT by Inmates

      IN Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction, Vol. 3, Pages: 233:1–233:26 doi:10.1145/3361114
      [BibTeX] [Abstract] [Download PDF]

      Digital participation has become an important issue in modern societies, typically focusing on groups prone to marginalization. From this perspective, less attention has yet been paid to imprisoned persons. Many penitentiary systems are formally characterized by the basic requirement of resocialization. Accordingly, life in prison should be largely adapted to conditions outside and to fundamental social changes, which must be considered in designing the framework for prison systems. Still, the digital opening of the prison is debated controversially, not least due to anticipated security issues. Hence, to raise awareness about challenges for digital participation of prisoners, we conducted a knowledge-sociological analysis (SKAD) of the public discourse on the use of ICT by prison inmates in Germany. We thereby seek to advance knowledge and insights from social and organizational practice arising from the use of ICT in context of total institutions and create the basis for action from a socio-informatics perspective.

      @article{taugerbeck_digital_2019,
      title = {Digital {Participation} in {Prison} - {A} {Public} {Discourse} {Analysis} of the {Use} of {ICT} by {Inmates}},
      volume = {3},
      url = {https://doi.org/10.1145/3361114},
      doi = {10.1145/3361114},
      abstract = {Digital participation has become an important issue in modern societies, typically focusing on groups prone to marginalization. From this perspective, less attention has yet been paid to imprisoned persons. Many penitentiary systems are formally characterized by the basic requirement of resocialization. Accordingly, life in prison should be largely adapted to conditions outside and to fundamental social changes, which must be considered in designing the framework for prison systems. Still, the digital opening of the prison is debated controversially, not least due to anticipated security issues. Hence, to raise awareness about challenges for digital participation of prisoners, we conducted a knowledge-sociological analysis (SKAD) of the public discourse on the use of ICT by prison inmates in Germany. We thereby seek to advance knowledge and insights from social and organizational practice arising from the use of ICT in context of total institutions and create the basis for action from a socio-informatics perspective.},
      number = {GROUP},
      urldate = {2021-04-16},
      journal = {Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction},
      author = {Taugerbeck, Sebastian and Ahmadi, Michael and Schorch, Marén and Unbehaun, David and Aal, Konstantin and Wulf, Volker},
      month = dec,
      year = {2019},
      keywords = {digital participation, prisoners, critical hci, discourse analysis, hci for development, qualitative methods},
      pages = {233:1--233:26},
      }


    • Ahmadi, M., Weibert, A., Wenzelmann, V., Aal, K., Gäckle, K., Wulf, V. & Marsden, N. (2019)Designing for Openness in Making: Lessons Learned from a Digital Project Week

      New York, NY, USA, Publisher: ACM, Pages: 160–171 doi:10.1145/3328320.3328376
      [BibTeX] [Download PDF]

      @inproceedings{ahmadi_designing_2019,
      address = {New York, NY, USA},
      series = {C\&\#38;{T} '19},
      title = {Designing for {Openness} in {Making}: {Lessons} {Learned} from a {Digital} {Project} {Week}},
      isbn = {978-1-4503-7162-9},
      url = {http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/3328320.3328376},
      doi = {10.1145/3328320.3328376},
      booktitle = {Proceedings of the 9th {International} {Conference} on {Communities} \& {Technologies} - {Transforming} {Communities}},
      publisher = {ACM},
      author = {Ahmadi, Michael and Weibert, Anne and Wenzelmann, Victoria and Aal, Konstantin and Gäckle, Kristian and Wulf, Volker and Marsden, Nicola},
      year = {2019},
      keywords = {FabLab, Community, Diversity, DIY, Gender, Hacking, Maker Culture, Makerspace, Making, Openness},
      pages = {160--171},
      }


    • Rohde, M., Marsden, N., Raudonat, K., Hauptmeier, H. & Ahmadi, M. (2019)Because Nothing is More Normal Than Diversity: Implementing Diversity in HCI Education

      New York, NY, USA, Publisher: ACM, Pages: 343–348 doi:10.1145/3328320.3328409
      [BibTeX] [Download PDF]

      @inproceedings{rohde_because_2019,
      address = {New York, NY, USA},
      series = {C\&\#38;{T} '19},
      title = {Because {Nothing} is {More} {Normal} {Than} {Diversity}: {Implementing} {Diversity} in {HCI} {Education}},
      isbn = {978-1-4503-7162-9},
      url = {http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/3328320.3328409},
      doi = {10.1145/3328320.3328409},
      booktitle = {Proceedings of the 9th {International} {Conference} on {Communities} \& {Technologies} - {Transforming} {Communities}},
      publisher = {ACM},
      author = {Rohde, Markus and Marsden, Nicola and Raudonat, Kerstin and Hauptmeier, Helmut and Ahmadi, Michael},
      year = {2019},
      keywords = {curriculum, diversity, education, Inclusion, lecturing, openness},
      pages = {343--348},
      }


    • Raudonat, K., Gäckle, K., Ahmadi, M., Weibert, A., Wulf, V. & Marsden, N. (2019)Living Labs zu Gender und IT im Kontext von Exklusionsdynamiken und Maßnahmen zur Förderung von Gender- und Diversitätssensibilität

      IN Angenent, H., Heidkamp, B. & Kergel, D. (Eds.), Digital Diversity: Bildung und Lernen im Kontext gesellschaftlicher Transformationen Wiesbaden doi:10.1007/978-3-658-26753-7_19
      [BibTeX] [Abstract] [Download PDF]

      Im Kontext IT, Digitalisierung und Diversität stehen (nicht nur) IT-Unternehmen vor vielfältigen Fragen und Herausforderungen. Gefordert sind gendertheoretisch informierte Diskurse sowie gender- und diversitätssensible Maßnahmen, die sich in der beruflichen Praxis umsetzen lassen. Hierfür muss wissenschaftliches Geschlechterwissen in einem Dialog zwischen Unternehmen und Wissenschaft weiterentwickelt, aufbereitet und für die praktische Umsetzung handhabbar gemacht werden. Genau dies ist das Ziel des GEWINN-Projekts und des in diesem Rahmen aufgebauten Living Labs im Gender und IT Kontext.

      @incollection{raudonat_living_2019,
      address = {Wiesbaden},
      title = {Living {Labs} zu {Gender} und {IT} im {Kontext} von {Exklusionsdynamiken} und {Maßnahmen} zur {Förderung} von {Gender}- und {Diversitätssensibilität}},
      isbn = {978-3-658-26753-7},
      url = {https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-26753-7_19},
      abstract = {Im Kontext IT, Digitalisierung und Diversität stehen (nicht nur) IT-Unternehmen vor vielfältigen Fragen und Herausforderungen. Gefordert sind gendertheoretisch informierte Diskurse sowie gender- und diversitätssensible Maßnahmen, die sich in der beruflichen Praxis umsetzen lassen. Hierfür muss wissenschaftliches Geschlechterwissen in einem Dialog zwischen Unternehmen und Wissenschaft weiterentwickelt, aufbereitet und für die praktische Umsetzung handhabbar gemacht werden. Genau dies ist das Ziel des GEWINN-Projekts und des in diesem Rahmen aufgebauten Living Labs im Gender und IT Kontext.},
      booktitle = {Digital {Diversity}: {Bildung} und {Lernen} im {Kontext} gesellschaftlicher {Transformationen}},
      publisher = {Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden},
      author = {Raudonat, Kerstin and Gäckle, Kristian and Ahmadi, Michael and Weibert, Anne and Wulf, Volker and Marsden, Nicola},
      editor = {Angenent, Holger and Heidkamp, Birte and Kergel, David},
      year = {2019},
      doi = {10.1007/978-3-658-26753-7_19},
      pages = {303--319},
      }


    • Ahmadi, M., Weibert, A., Wenzelmann, V., Ertl, T., Randall, D., Tolmie, P., Wulf, V. & Marsden, N. (2019)Gender Factors and Feminist Values in Living Labs

      IN Loh, J. & Coeckelbergh, M. (Eds.), Feminist Philosophy of Technology Stuttgart doi:10.1007/978-3-476-04967-4_9
      [BibTeX] [Abstract] [Download PDF]

      In this paper, we describe the feminist perspectives that have informed design in the HCI community, and develop an argument for an approach that translates these broad commitments into a pragmatic design space, drawing on emancipatory agendas such as participatory design. As designers of technologies, we regard creating research infrastructures that offer safe spaces for the development of user-centered artifacts based on diverse and critical perspectives as not only a utopian vision, but as a practical contribution to a more equal society. Shaowen Bardzell stresses this point when she states that in envisioning utopias, we are “seeking not so much to predict the future, but rather to imagine a radically better one”. Recognizing that technology shapes social life and amplifies social practices both good and bad, research in the field of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) increasingly focuses on how technology has been developed in the past, and how constructive futures may be envisaged. More and more, academics are inviting multidisciplinarity and embracing ethnographic methods as part of the design of networks and technical artifacts, realizing that innovation cannot be user-centered if designers employ a bird’s-eye perspective. This leads to an approach that advocates designing socially embedded technologies in real world environments. Thus, for some time now, collaboration and participatory design approaches have provided a means for enacting positive social and technological change. If we agree that “those who design technologies are […] designing society”, new questions arise in terms of responsibility for the future shape of the world: How do we design technologies to design a better society for people of all genders?

      @incollection{ahmadi_gender_2019,
      address = {Stuttgart},
      series = {Techno:{Phil} – {Aktuelle} {Herausforderungen} der {Technikphilosophie}},
      title = {Gender {Factors} and {Feminist} {Values} in {Living} {Labs}},
      isbn = {978-3-476-04967-4},
      url = {https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-476-04967-4_9},
      abstract = {In this paper, we describe the feminist perspectives that have informed design in the HCI community, and develop an argument for an approach that translates these broad commitments into a pragmatic design space, drawing on emancipatory agendas such as participatory design. As designers of technologies, we regard creating research infrastructures that offer safe spaces for the development of user-centered artifacts based on diverse and critical perspectives as not only a utopian vision, but as a practical contribution to a more equal society. Shaowen Bardzell stresses this point when she states that in envisioning utopias, we are “seeking not so much to predict the future, but rather to imagine a radically better one”. Recognizing that technology shapes social life and amplifies social practices both good and bad, research in the field of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) increasingly focuses on how technology has been developed in the past, and how constructive futures may be envisaged. More and more, academics are inviting multidisciplinarity and embracing ethnographic methods as part of the design of networks and technical artifacts, realizing that innovation cannot be user-centered if designers employ a bird’s-eye perspective. This leads to an approach that advocates designing socially embedded technologies in real world environments. Thus, for some time now, collaboration and participatory design approaches have provided a means for enacting positive social and technological change. If we agree that “those who design technologies are […] designing society”, new questions arise in terms of responsibility for the future shape of the world: How do we design technologies to design a better society for people of all genders?},
      language = {en},
      urldate = {2021-04-16},
      booktitle = {Feminist {Philosophy} of {Technology}},
      publisher = {J.B. Metzler},
      author = {Ahmadi, Michael and Weibert, Anne and Wenzelmann, Victoria and Ertl, Tanja and Randall, Dave and Tolmie, Peter and Wulf, Volker and Marsden, Nicola},
      editor = {Loh, Janina and Coeckelbergh, Mark},
      year = {2019},
      doi = {10.1007/978-3-476-04967-4_9},
      keywords = {italg},
      pages = {167--183},
      }


    • Ahmadi, M., Eilert, R., Weibert, A., Wulf, V. & Marsden, N. (2019)Hacking Masculine Cultures – Career Ambitions of Female Young Professionals in a Video Game Company \textbar Proceedings of the Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play

      , Pages: 413–426
      [BibTeX] [Download PDF]

      @inproceedings{ahmadi_hacking_2019,
      title = {Hacking {Masculine} {Cultures} - {Career} {Ambitions} of {Female} {Young} {Professionals} in a {Video} {Game} {Company} {\textbar} {Proceedings} of the {Annual} {Symposium} on {Computer}-{Human} {Interaction} in {Play}},
      url = {https://dl.acm.org/doi/abs/10.1145/3311350.3347186},
      urldate = {2021-04-16},
      booktitle = {Proceedings of the {Annual} {Symposium} on {Computer}-{Human} {Interaction} in {Play}},
      author = {Ahmadi, Michael and Eilert, Rebecca and Weibert, Anne and Wulf, Volker and Marsden, Nicola},
      year = {2019},
      pages = {413--426},
      }


    • Ahmadi, M., Herling, C., Wulf, V. & Marsden, N. (2019)Living Labs als feministische Forschungsinfrastrukturen: Fallstudie eines Reallabors

      doi:10.18420/MUC2019-WS-626
      [BibTeX] [Abstract] [Download PDF]

      In diesem Positionspapier diskutieren wir den partizipativen Ansatz der Living Labs anhand eines Fallbeispiels als eine Möglichkeit, feministische Werte in der Forschung zu adressieren.

      @article{ahmadi_living_2019,
      title = {Living {Labs} als feministische {Forschungsinfrastrukturen}: {Fallstudie} eines {Reallabors}},
      shorttitle = {Living {Labs} als feministische {Forschungsinfrastrukturen}},
      url = {http://dl.gi.de/handle/20.500.12116/25242},
      doi = {10.18420/MUC2019-WS-626},
      abstract = {In diesem Positionspapier diskutieren wir den partizipativen Ansatz der Living Labs anhand eines Fallbeispiels als eine Möglichkeit, feministische Werte in der Forschung zu adressieren.},
      language = {de},
      urldate = {2021-04-16},
      author = {Ahmadi, Michael and Herling, Claudia and Wulf, Volker and Marsden, Nicola},
      year = {2019},
      note = {Publisher: Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V.},
      keywords = {Living Lab, Gender and IT, Participatory Action Research, Qualitative Research, Women in Computing},
      }

    2018


    • Ahmadi, M., Weibert, A., Ogonowski, C., Aal, K., Gäckle, K., Marsden, N. & Wulf, V. (2018)Challenges and lessons learned by applying living labs in gender and IT contexts

      New York, NY, USA, Publisher: Association for Computing Machinery, Pages: 239–249 doi:10.1145/3196839.3196878
      [BibTeX] [Abstract] [Download PDF]

      Women interested in computing are still facing several problems considering equality and career chances. Companies realize the opportunities of diversity and yet for several reasons they are struggling to hire or integrate young female professionals. Although gender study research provides promising frameworks there are still issues in applying them in working environments and practices. For this purpose, we made use of the Living Lab approach in the context of gender and IT. The Living Lab’s methodology offers opportunities to reveal new, relevant insights and create social change in a collaborative way. We stretched the existing understanding of this concept and follow a Participatory Action Research approach. In this paper we describe the setup of the Living Lab and present first insights from our research. We found that showing patience, organizing adequate spaces for reflection as well as facilitating motivation and trust is vital in such a sensitive research context.

      @inproceedings{ahmadi_challenges_2018-1,
      address = {New York, NY, USA},
      series = {{GenderIT} '18},
      title = {Challenges and lessons learned by applying living labs in gender and {IT} contexts},
      isbn = {978-1-4503-5346-5},
      url = {https://doi.org/10.1145/3196839.3196878},
      doi = {10.1145/3196839.3196878},
      abstract = {Women interested in computing are still facing several problems considering equality and career chances. Companies realize the opportunities of diversity and yet for several reasons they are struggling to hire or integrate young female professionals. Although gender study research provides promising frameworks there are still issues in applying them in working environments and practices. For this purpose, we made use of the Living Lab approach in the context of gender and IT. The Living Lab's methodology offers opportunities to reveal new, relevant insights and create social change in a collaborative way. We stretched the existing understanding of this concept and follow a Participatory Action Research approach. In this paper we describe the setup of the Living Lab and present first insights from our research. We found that showing patience, organizing adequate spaces for reflection as well as facilitating motivation and trust is vital in such a sensitive research context.},
      urldate = {2021-04-16},
      booktitle = {Proceedings of the 4th {Conference} on {Gender} \& {IT}},
      publisher = {Association for Computing Machinery},
      author = {Ahmadi, Michael and Weibert, Anne and Ogonowski, Corinna and Aal, Konstantin and Gäckle, Kristian and Marsden, Nicola and Wulf, Volker},
      month = may,
      year = {2018},
      keywords = {methodology, qualitative research, living lab, participatory action research, gender and IT, women in computing},
      pages = {239--249},
      }


    • Ahmadi, M. (2018)Strengthening the Role of Female Young Professionals in IT-Organizations by Using a PAR Approach in Gender Studies

      New York, NY, USA, Publisher: Association for Computing Machinery, Pages: 369–372 doi:10.1145/3148330.3152696
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      Women interested in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), especially information technology (IT), are still facing several problems considering equality and career chances. Companies realize the opportunities of diversity and yet for several reasons they are struggling to hire or integrate female young professionals. Although gender study research provides promising frameworks there are still issues of making those usable in practical environments. Thus, there does exist a gap between science and practice – A gap which our project aims to close by promoting the transfer of knowledge between gender studies and IT practice. Therefore, we collaborate with IT-organizations over a timespan of three years using a Participatory Action Research (PAR) approach. This approach offers opportunities to reveal new, relevant insights and create social change in a collaborative way. Thus, my PhD thesis deals on the one hand with the results considering specific gender-related topics we gained in the organizations as well as, on the other hand, with an evaluation of our methodology in this specific context.

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      address = {New York, NY, USA},
      series = {{GROUP} '18},
      title = {Strengthening the {Role} of {Female} {Young} {Professionals} in {IT}-{Organizations} by {Using} a {PAR} {Approach} in {Gender} {Studies}},
      isbn = {978-1-4503-5562-9},
      url = {https://doi.org/10.1145/3148330.3152696},
      doi = {10.1145/3148330.3152696},
      abstract = {Women interested in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), especially information technology (IT), are still facing several problems considering equality and career chances. Companies realize the opportunities of diversity and yet for several reasons they are struggling to hire or integrate female young professionals. Although gender study research provides promising frameworks there are still issues of making those usable in practical environments. Thus, there does exist a gap between science and practice -- A gap which our project aims to close by promoting the transfer of knowledge between gender studies and IT practice. Therefore, we collaborate with IT-organizations over a timespan of three years using a Participatory Action Research (PAR) approach. This approach offers opportunities to reveal new, relevant insights and create social change in a collaborative way. Thus, my PhD thesis deals on the one hand with the results considering specific gender-related topics we gained in the organizations as well as, on the other hand, with an evaluation of our methodology in this specific context.},
      urldate = {2021-04-16},
      booktitle = {Proceedings of the 2018 {ACM} {Conference} on {Supporting} {Groupwork}},
      publisher = {Association for Computing Machinery},
      author = {Ahmadi, Michael},
      month = jan,
      year = {2018},
      keywords = {methodology, qualitative research, hci, gender, feminism, feminist hci, gender and it},
      pages = {369--372},
      }


    • Ahmadi, M., Weibert, A., Ogonowski, C., Aal, K., Gäckle, K., Marsden, N. & Wulf, V. (2018)Challenges and lessons learned by applying living labs in gender and \IT\ contexts

      , Publisher: \ACM\ Press doi:10.1145/3196839.3196878
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      @inproceedings{ahmadi_challenges_2018,
      title = {Challenges and lessons learned by applying living labs in gender and \{{IT}\} contexts},
      url = {https://doi.org/10.1145/3196839.3196878},
      doi = {10.1145/3196839.3196878},
      booktitle = {Proceedings of the 4th {Conference} on {Gender} \& \{{IT}\} - \{{GenderIT}\} \{\${\textbackslash}textbackslashbackslash\$textquotesingle\}18},
      publisher = {\{ACM\} Press},
      author = {Ahmadi, Michael and Weibert, Anne and Ogonowski, Corinna and Aal, Konstantin and Gäckle, Kristian and Marsden, Nicola and Wulf, Volker},
      year = {2018},
      keywords = {PRAXLABS},
      }


    • Ahmadi, M. (2018)Strengthening the Role of Female Young Professionals in \IT\-Organizations by Using a \PAR\ Approach in Gender Studies

      , Publisher: \ACM\ Press doi:10.1145/3148330.3152696
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      @inproceedings{ahmadi_strengthening_2018,
      title = {Strengthening the {Role} of {Female} {Young} {Professionals} in \{{IT}\}-{Organizations} by {Using} a \{{PAR}\} {Approach} in {Gender} {Studies}},
      url = {https://doi.org/10.1145/3148330.3152696},
      doi = {10.1145/3148330.3152696},
      booktitle = {Proceedings of the 2018 \{{ACM}\} {Conference} on {Supporting} {Groupwork} - \{{GROUP}\} \{\${\textbackslash}textbackslashbackslash\$textquotesingle\}18},
      publisher = {\{ACM\} Press},
      author = {Ahmadi, Michael},
      year = {2018},
      }


    • Aal, K., Weibert, A., Ahmadi, M., Rohde, M. & Wulf, V. (2018)Soziale Medien in politischen Konfliktsituationen

      IN Reuter, C. (Ed.), Sicherheitskritische Mensch-Computer-Interaktion doi:10.1007/978-3-658-19523-6_29
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      @incollection{aal_soziale_2018,
      title = {Soziale {Medien} in politischen {Konfliktsituationen}},
      url = {https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-19523-6_29},
      booktitle = {Sicherheitskritische {Mensch}-{Computer}-{Interaktion}},
      publisher = {Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden},
      author = {Aal, Konstantin and Weibert, Anne and Ahmadi, Michael and Rohde, Markus and Wulf, Volker},
      editor = {Reuter, Christian},
      year = {2018},
      doi = {10.1007/978-3-658-19523-6_29},
      pages = {597--618},
      }