1- The Role of ICTs in Promoting Social Capital for Refugees
This research project presents a conceptual framework for understanding the challenges that refugees and asylum seekers face in Australia and the role of ICT in rebuilding their social capital. It has been built based on four studies that involved a mix of contextual inquiry, cultural probes, and participatory design methods. The framework offers implications for technology design, policies, and the theory of social capital. The collective contributions of this research will inform designers of appropriate technologies that support social capital in the refugee and asylum seeker context. It will also inform policymakers to implement policies that affect this demography.
2- Understanding the influence of social media in the relationship between refugee parents and their children
Goal: The current project aims to understand how the use of social media affects intergenerational (parent-child) relationships within refugee families.