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  • Winschiers-Theophilus, H; Bidwell, NJ; Blake, E (Taylor & Francis, 2012-06)
    In this paper, we illustrate through a set of examples how our own conceptualisation of participatory design (PD) and associated tools and techniques transforms within the design process itself. Co-designing with African ...
  • Bidwell, NJ; Winschiers-Theophilus, H (ACM, 2012-10)
    There are mismatches between indigenous knowledge (IK) and the media, representations and abstractions used to gather and depict IK in an increasing number of projects in Africa. We describe new studies that continue our ...
  • Winschiers-Theophilus, H; Chivuno-Kuria, S; Kapuire, GK; Bidwell, NJ; Blake, E (2010)
    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 ...
  • Winschiers-Theophilus, H; Bidwell, NJ; Blake, E (MIT Press, 2012-07)
    The importance of user involvement in design activities has been widely recognized in efforts to design more usable and acceptable systems. Tools and methods used in some approaches, such as user-centered, interaction, and ...
  • Winschiers-Theophilus, H; Bidwell, N; Chivuno-Kuria, S; Kapuire, GK (2010-10)
    Eliciting and analyzing requirements within knowledge systems, which fundamentally differ so far from technology supported systems represent particular challenges. African rural communities’ life is deeply rooted in an ...
  • Bidwell, NJ; Winschiers-Theophilus, H (Routledge, 2012-06)
    Dilemmas arise in designing digital systems that enable rural dwellers to create, store and share digital content about their connections with their land because the design and use if technologies manifests the priorities ...
  • Rodil, K; Winschiers-Theophilus, H; Bidwell, NJ; Eskildsen, S; Rehm, M; Koch Kapuire, G (IFIP International Federation for Information Processing 2011, 2011-09)
    Current views of sustainable development recognize the importance of accepting the Indigenous Knowledge (IK) of rural people. However, there is an increasing technological gap between elder IK holders and the younger ...
  • Bidwell, NJ; Winschiers-Theophilus, H; Kapuire, GK; Rehm, M (Elsevier, 2011-09)
    Designing interactions with technologies that are compatible with rural wisdom and skills can help to digitally enfranchise rural people and, thus, contribute to community cohesion in the face of Africa’s urbanization. ...
  • Kapuire, GK; Winschiers-Theophilus, H; Chivuno-Kurio, S; Bidwell, NJ; Blake, E (2010-11)
    In this paper the authors present a methodological perspective on the challenge of designing products suited to rural practices and conceptualizations in Southern Africa. To create a framework compatible with rural customs ...
  • Bidwell, NJ; Winschiers-Theophilus, H; Koch-Kapuire, G; Chivuno-Kuria, S (Springer verlag (Germany), 2011)
    The authors describe a rural African community’s interactions in recording and interpreting video on herb lore in our endeavours to design digital systems that extend sharing knowledge in a system of traditional medicine ...
  • Winschiers-Theophilus, H; Bidwell, NJ (Taylor & Francis, 2013-03)
    Current human–computer interaction (HCI) paradigms are deeply rooted in a Western epistemology that attests its partiality and bias of its embedded assumptions, values, definitions, techniques, and derived frameworks and ...