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OvaHimba Community in Namibia Ventures into Crowdsourcing Design

Stanley, Colin, Heike Winschiers-Theophilus, Edwin Blake, Kasper Rodil and Gereon Koch Kapuire (2015) OvaHimba Community in Namibia Ventures into Crowdsourcing Design. 13th International Conference on Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries, Jetwing Blue, Negombo - Sri Lanka.

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Mobile crowdsourcing presents a new avenue for remote communities to participate in socio-economic activities. We are co-designing a mobile crowdsourcing platform to support rural indigenous communities in formulating their own tasks to be crowdsourced rather than completing tasks for others. We present one full simulated cycle of task formulation and evaluation by a pilot indigenous community in Northern Namibia. Observations and interactions led to a set of requirements and design implications to support the inclusion of the OvaHimba tribe communities into crowdsourcing activities.

EPrint Type:Conference Proceedings
Keywords:Crowdsourcing, Namibia, Indigenous People, Indigenous Knowledge, Task Formulation, ICT4D, Requirements Evaluation, Openness
Subjects:K Computing Milieux: K.4 COMPUTERS AND SOCIETY
ID Code:1073
Deposited By:Stanley, Colin
Deposited On:11 March 2016