A cross-cultural approach towards designing digital noticeboards with a remote aboriginal community

Brereton, Margot, Roe, Paul, & Lee Hong, Anita (2011) A cross-cultural approach towards designing digital noticeboards with a remote aboriginal community. In Winschiers-Theophilus, Heike (Ed.) Proceedings of the Indigenous knowledge technology conference 2011, Polytechnic of Namibia, Namibia, pp. 137-139.

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This working paper reflects upon the opportunities and challenges of designing a form of digital noticeboard system with a remote Aboriginal community that supports their aspirations for both internal and external communication. The project itself has evolved from a relationship built through ecological work between scientists and the local community on the Groote Eylandt archipelago to study native populations of animal species over the long term. In the course of this work the aspiration has emerged to explore how digital noticeboards might support communication on the island and externally. This paper introduces the community, the context and the history of the project. We then reflect upon the science project, its outcomes and a framework empowering the Aboriginal viewpoint, in order to draw lessons for extending what we see as a pragmatic and relationship based approach towards cross-cultural design.

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ID Code: 50608
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Noticeboards, Tangible interaction, Desiging from country, Aboriginal communities, Located accountability, Networks of relations, Participatory design, Aboriginal Terms of Reference
ISBN: 978-99945-72-37-3
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > DESIGN PRACTICE AND MANAGEMENT (120300) > Design Innovation (120302)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 IKTC2011 and authors of the relevant material
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Deposited On: 28 May 2012 02:47
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