Domesticating design by a disenfranchised community

Hardy, Dianna, Bidwell, Nicola, Cadet-James, Yvonne, and Atkinson, Ian (2007) Domesticating design by a disenfranchised community. In: Proceedings of the International Workshop on Social Interaction and Mundane Technologies, pp. 1-4. From: SIMTech Workshop 2008 International Workshop on Social Interaction and Mundane Technologies, 26-27 November 2007, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.

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Abstract

Many technologies afford functionalities that may be relevant to the daily lives of diverse groups of people but that does not necessarily mean that in all communities that they are mundane. Indeed our construction of domestication may reflect power relations and existing inequalities and its influence in design may exacerbate exclusion. We introduce a process to respond to the needs of Aboriginal women in designing systems to support community connectivitiy and preserve their heritage and some of the challenges it presents. We discuss designing technology probes to help us refine applications that can be subsumed into family and social life. We propose issues relating to rural-urban differences that arise when considering these users that have wider relevance for mundane technologies.

Item ID: 21661
Item Type: Conference Item (Refereed Research Paper - E1)
Keywords: Indigenous culture, digital divide, technology probes
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Date Deposited: 10 May 2012 06:47
FoR Codes: 08 INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES > 0899 Other Information and Computing Sciences > 089999 Information and Computing Sciences not elsewhere classified @ 50%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1601 Anthropology > 160104 Social and Cultural Anthropology @ 50%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9502 Communication > 950201 Communication Across Languages and Culture @ 50%
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