Being participated: a community approach.

Winschiers-Theophilus, Heike and Bidwell, Nicola and Blake, Edwin and Kapuire, Gereon and Chivuno-Kuria, Shilumbe (2010) Being participated: a community approach., Proceedings of 11th Biennial Participatory Design Conference, PDC '10, November 29 - December 03, 2010, Sydney, NSW, Australia, 1-10, ACM, New York, NY, USA.

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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.

Item Type: Conference paper
Uncontrolled Keywords: H.5.2 [Information Interfaces and Presentation]: User Interfaces – Evaluation/methodology, User-centred design; Community participation, rural interaction design, African context
Subjects: Human-centered computing
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Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2011
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2019 15:34

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