Being Human

Posted on December 7th, 2015 in Australia

On the 7th till 10th of December 2015, Gereon Koch Kapuire attended the 27th Australian Conference in Human-Computer Interaction, which was held at the Melbourne School of Design at the University of Melbourne. The conference attracted participants from various background including interface designers, user experience (UX), practitioners, information architects, software engineers, human factors experts, information system analysts and social scientists. The keynote speaker was Elizabeth Churchill from Google, USA. The conference theme was “Being Human”. Gereon presented the paper titled “Framing Technology Design in Ubuntu: Two Locales in Pastoral Namibia”. As technology researchers we have situated our technology design in the African principles of Ubuntu. Thus, at the conference we presented on how Human Computer Interaction and technology deal with communities daily living and factors of humanness such as values, individual and team dynamics, and interactions in co design exchanges. Part of the discussion during the presentation was the exploration overview on the relocation of research ideas of human values from one research site to another research site.