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Studying and designing technologies for rural and/or marginalised groups and nonprofits.


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Research interests

Broadly speaking, I am interested in researching the design of technologies that address one or more of the following:

  • community organisations and nonprofits serving marginalised populations in Australia and in International Develoment contexts
  • Design Thinking and Participatory Approaches to addressing challenges in community engagement
  • Informal learning and Organisational Training within nonprofits with limited resources

Monash teaching commitment

Part of the teaching team in FIT5125 (Research Methods)


Delvin Varghese is a Research Fellow within the Department of Human-Centred Computing at Monash University. His research focusses on the design of technologies for nonprofits and community groups in rural and International Development contexts.

Some examples of his previous research include:

Participatory Video: collaborating with IFRC's Monitoring and Evaluation team, Tom Bartindale and Delvin looked at how collaborative video practices could be used to support the inclusion of low literacy communities in Red Cross/Red Crescent projects.

As part of this, Delvin conducted Participatory Video deployments with communities in Indonesia, Namibia, Egypt, Honduras, and Colombia.

Additional projects using this approach were conducted in Bangladesh, Gambia and Kenya.

Peer-Volunteer Training: working with a small NGO in South India, Delvin explored the role of audio technologies such as mobile-phone enabled community radio to support peer-training of volunteers spread across large rural areas in Tamil Nadu.

Community Radio to support Health workers' training: collaborating with IIIT Delhi and rural health nonprofits, community radio was used to explore the training of Community Health Workers (CHWs) in their work providing nutrition and healthcare information in rural contexts.

Research area keywords

  • International Development
  • participatory media
  • Media Studies
  • Third Sector

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Research Output

  • 4 Conference Paper

Our story: addressing challenges in development contexts for sustainable Participatory Video

Bartindale, T., Varghese, D., Schofeld, G. & Tsukamoto, M., 2019, Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Cox, A. & Kostakos, V. (eds.). New York NY USA: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 12 p. 437

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference PaperResearchpeer-review

Citizen Tagger: exploring social tagging of conversational audio

Varghese, D., Olivier, P. & Balaam, M., 21 Sep 2017, Human-Computer Interaction - INTERACT 2017 : 16th IFIP TC 13 International Conference Mumbai, India, September 25–29, 2017 Proceedings, Part IV. Bernhaupt, R., Dalvi, G., Joshi, A., Balkrishan, D. K., O'Neill, J. & Winckler, M. (eds.). Cham Switzerland: Springer, p. 116-125 10 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science ; vol. 10516 ).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference PaperResearchpeer-review

Sangoshthi: empowering community health workers through peer learning in rural India

Yadav, D., Singh, P., Montague, K., Kumar, V., Sood, D., Balaam, M., Sharma, D., Duggal, M., Bartindale, T., Varghese, D. & Olivier, P., 2017, WWW'17 - Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on World Wide Web: May 3–7, 2017 Perth, Australia. Agichtein, E. & Gabrilovich, E. (eds.). Geneva Switzerland: International World Wide Web Conferences Steering Committee, p. 499-508 10 p. 3052624

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference PaperResearchpeer-review

Open Access
12 Citations (Scopus)

Colorimetric calibration of high dynamic range images with a ColorChecker chart

Varghese, D., Wanat, R. & Mantiuk, R. K., 2014, HDRI 2014 - Second International Conference and SME Workshop on HDR Imaging. Bouatouch, K. & Chalmers, A. (eds.). Sarajevo Bosnia: International University of Sarajevo, 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference PaperResearchpeer-review

Open Access