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Title Workshops on Architectures of online harassment
Category Privacy Advocacy Digital Security Gender and Tech
Start 2017/04/11
End 2017/03/01
Hours 6
Scale Country
Geolocalization 52° 30' 0", 13° 26' 17"
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Organisation Tactical tech with Caroline Sinders
Website https://tacticaltech.org
Target audience The workshop was early in the year when most people are still on holiday, or in hibernation mode if they live in Northern Europe or North America; so we didn’t expect a strong response from our invitees. We were a group of ten people from diverse backgrounds – privacy advocates,technologists, computer scientists, designers, researchers, and writers. Participants were of varying genders, nationalities and ages and lived in Berlin, New York, or San Francisco.
Number of participants 10
Context and motivations In January this year, Tactical Tech's Gender & Tech project hosted a workshop with Caroline Sinders to explore what design thinking approaches could tell us about understanding online harassment. Here, Maya Ganesh writes about this workshop in two parts. The first one, Architectures of Online Harassment deals with the framing of online harassment in the context of speech, and why this needs to be reconsidered. The second, Unscripting Harassment documents how we applied a design-thinking approach to understanding how online and offline harassment occur.
Topics design thinking, human machine interface, online harassment, speech, taxonomy
Links https://tacticaltech.org/projects/architectures-online-harassment-2017

http://www.genderit.org/feminist-talk/architectures-online-harassment-part-1 http://www.genderit.org/feminist-talk/unscripting-harassment-part-2

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Agenda On January 3, Caroline Sinders and I conducted a workshop at Tactical Tech about applying design-thinking approaches to understanding and addressing online and offline harassment. I write about the results of this workshop in two parts, the first, this one, dealing with the framing of online harassment in the context of speech, and why this needs to be reconsidered. The second documents how we applied a design-thinking approach to understanding how online and offline harassment occurs.
Methodologies We gave each group a different use case- one group was to work on campaign harassment, meaning harassment from many sources. The other group dealt with more interpersonal, and one-on-one harassment.

We did not give the groups explicit details of the cases they were to work on. We wanted to see how they developed the storyline and responded to prompts. This is a significant feature of a design thinking when it is used to learn about problems: to not be prescriptive or specific, but to allow for ambiguity in constructing what the problem is. Unlike campaigning and advocacy that script specific stories for the purpose of amplification, or a call to action, this approach attempts to leave received notions of an issue to one side. We imagined this exercise as a sort of projective technique, knowing that everyone in the room had a fair degree of familiarity with the topic.

Working in small groups, participants were given choices of storylines to develop. One group was asked to develop a scenario of either two exes having a political disagreement online, or of a fight between two classmates that evolves into a bullying situation. The other group was asked to develop a story of an activist who faced harassment online, or of a journalist being attacked from readers for a story she had written. In response, the first group told the story of an anti-police brutality group that was attacked online for posting a report it had released. The second group constructed the story of two friends using Snapchat and where a personal interaction escalated into anger and bullying.