Developing a visualized cultural knowledge transfer proto-type: An in situ evaluation in rural Namibia

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Abstract

Youth in Sub-Saharan Africa suffers from a loss of valuable cultural knowledge, which has been a foundation for the coming generations’ survival and cultural self-awareness. By transferring cultural knowledge contexts into 3D visualizations, we prototyped and evaluated a system to bridge the gap between elders and urban youth in Namibia. The findings from the field experiment indicate that designers together with rural elders and children can reach a shared design platform by communicating visually.
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Youth in Sub-Saharan Africa suffers from a loss of valuable cultural knowledge, which has been a foundation for the coming generations’ survival and cultural self-awareness. By transferring cultural knowledge contexts into 3D visualizations, we prototyped and evaluated a system to bridge the gap between elders and urban youth in Namibia. The findings from the field experiment indicate that designers together with rural elders and children can reach a shared design platform by communicating visually.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIKTC2011 : Embracing Indigenous Knowledge Systems in a New Technology Design Paradigm
Number of pages8
Publication date2 Nov 2011
Pages108-115
ISBN (Electronic)978-99945-72-37-3
Publication statusPublished - 2 Nov 2011
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes
EventIndigenous Knowledge Technology Conference (IKTC) 2011 - Windhoek, Namibia
Duration: 2 Nov 20114 Nov 2011

Conference

ConferenceIndigenous Knowledge Technology Conference (IKTC) 2011
LandNamibia
ByWindhoek
Periode02/11/201104/11/2011

    Research areas

  • knowledge transfer, rural user evaluation, visualization, 3D

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