Towards designing digital noticeboards with a remote indigenous community

Brereton, Margot, Roe, Paul, & Lee Hong, Anita (2011) Towards designing digital noticeboards with a remote indigenous community. In Proceedings of the Interact 2011 Workshop on Indigenous HCI, Interact 2011 Workshop on Indigenous HCI , Lisbon, Portugal, pp. 1-4.

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      This position paper reflects upon the opportunities and challenges of designing a digital noticeboard system with a remote indigenous 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 promote and communicate aspects of work and life on the island through both the web and touchscreen noticeboards. This paper introduces the community, the context and the history of the project. We then reflect upon the science project and its outcomes, in order to draw lessons for extending what we see as a pragmatic and relationship based approach towards design.

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      ID Code: 50610
      Item Type: Conference Paper
      Additional Information: Conference proceedings edited by Jorge, Joaquim, Graham, Nicholas, Nunes, Nuno Jardim, Campos, Pedro, & Palanque, Philippe (Eds.) can be accessed :
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      Keywords: Remote, Indigenous, Relation-based design, Digital noticeboards, Participatory design, Community Informatics
      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 The Authors
      Deposited On: 28 May 2012 10:48
      Last Modified: 06 Jul 2012 09:58

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