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Title: Digital Doorway: Social-Technical innovation for high-needs communities
Authors: Stillman, L
Herselman, M
Marais, M
Pitse Boshomane, M
Plantinga, P
Walton, S
Keywords: Living lab
Digital doorway initiative
High needs communities
Developing countries
Digital doorway
Informal settlement
Zandspruit Johannesburg
Issue Date: 2012
Citation: Stillman, L, Herselman, M, Marais, M et al. 2012. Digital Doorway: Social-Technical innovation for high-needs communities. The Electronic Journal on Information Systems in Developing Countries, Vol 50(2), pp 1-18
Series/Report no.: Workflow request;7867
Abstract: The application of the Living Lab (LL) approach to social-technical innovation to the Digital Doorway Initiative in the informal settlement of informal settlement Zandspruit near Johannesburg is outlined in the context of the initiative’s evolution from an educational project to a broader community innovation initiative. The relationship between different stakeholders is explored in a theoretical and practical sense as a future research and practice challenge for both the study of ICTs in society (in this case, a poor community), and the fostering of community-driven innovation. The activity also offers a research challenge for understanding the cultural transformations that are necessary for bringing about more effective integration between technical and social-technical viewpoints about design and research in a social context. Current and projected community-based research activities are also outlined, including the development of a project in Australia for high-needs indigenous communities.
Description: The Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries (2012)
URI: http://www.ejisdc.org/ojs2/index.php/ejisdc/article/viewFile/880/397
ISSN: 1681-4835
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