Identifying and Representing Elements of Local Contexts in Namibia

Kasper Rodil, Kasper Løvborg Jensen, Matthias Rehm, Heike Winschiers-Theophilus

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In an attempt to represent local context in a 3D visualisa-
tionfor rural elders in Namibia we have foundmajor dierences in thecon-
ceptualizationof this context between external and local partners in the
co-creation process. Through the evaluation of a mobile context capture
tool we found a clear disconnection of community members with both
abstract and absolute representations of points, paths and areas. From
this we discuss how the local concepts of space and time as frames of
reference can not be represented adequately with our current selection
of contextual data, and how we are engaging in participatory activities
to derive a common understanding of contextual representations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 15th International Conference on Human Computer Interaction
EditorsMasaaki Kurosu
Number of pages10
Place of PublicationSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
PublisherSpringer Publishing Company
Publication dateJul 2013
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-39264-1
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-39265-8
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2013
EventHCI International 2013 - Las Vegas, United States
Duration: 21 Jul 201326 Jul 2013


ConferenceHCI International 2013
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLas Vegas
Internet address
SeriesLecture Notes in Computer Science


  • Graphical User Interface
  • Human Centered Design
  • User Centered Design
  • Interaction design
  • Participatory Design
  • Graphical Representation


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