Determining Requirements within an Indigenous Knowledge System of African Rural Communities

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 African Indigenous knowledge system manifested in their practices such as Traditional Medicine. We describe our endeavors to elicit requirements to design a system to support the accumulation and sharing […]

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Research Project: Indigenous Knowledge Technologies

I recently received a note from Kasper Rodil, a PhD Fellow in Aalborg University’s Department of Architecture, Design and Media Technology, who shared with me a new website focused on Indigenous knowledge and technology (http://indiknowtech.org/). Below is an overview of the site and its current projects. indiknowtech.org Project Description From […]

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The Herero people of Erindiroukambe: using tablet PCs to preserve indigenous knowledge

“Tablet PCs preserve indigenous knowledge” by Niall Firth, published 18 June 2012 in New Scientist Magazine issue 2869. Tablet computers could help villagers in the Kalahari desert preserve cultural knowledge and traditional techniques for future generations The Herero people know just what to do when a horse is too wild […]

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