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Being participated: a community approach.

Winschiers-Theophilus, Heike, Nicola Bidwell, Edwin Blake, Gereon Kapuire and Shilumbe Chivuno-Kuria (2010) Being participated: a community approach.. In Proceedings 11th Biennial Participatory Design Conference, PDC '10, pages 1-10, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

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Abstract

In this paper, we explore the concept of participatory design from a different viewpoint by drawing on an African philosophy of humanness -Ubuntu-, and African rural community practices. The situational dynamics of participatory interaction become obvious throughout the design experiences within our community project. Supported by a theoretical framework we reflect upon current participatory design practices. We intend to inspire and refine participatory design concepts and methods beyond the particular context of our own experiences.

EPrint Type:Conference Paper
Keywords:H.5.2 [Information Interfaces and Presentation]: User Interfaces – Evaluation/methodology, User-centred design; Community participation, rural interaction design, African context
Subjects:H Information Systems: H.5 INFORMATION INTERFACES AND PRESENTATION
ID Code:687
Deposited By:Blake, Edwin H
Deposited On:26 April 2011
Alternative Locations:http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1900441.1900443