A community-initiated website development project: promoting a San community campsite initiative

dc.contributorAalto-yliopistofi
dc.contributorAalto Universityen
dc.contributor.authorKeskinen, Pietarien_US
dc.contributor.authorSamuel, Marlyen_US
dc.contributor.authorAfrikaneer, Helenaen_US
dc.contributor.authorWinschiers-Theophilus, Heikeen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Computer Scienceen
dc.contributor.editorLamas, Daviden_US
dc.contributor.editorDomingos, Luis Neves Cabralen_US
dc.contributor.editorOrji, Ritaen_US
dc.contributor.editorOgunyemi, Abiodunen_US
dc.contributor.editorBidwell, Nicola J.en_US
dc.contributor.editorMboya, Arwa M.en_US
dc.contributor.groupauthorProfessorship Nieminen M.en
dc.contributor.organizationNamibia University of Science and Technologyen_US
dc.date.accessioned2021-11-24T07:24:02Z
dc.date.available2021-11-24T07:24:02Z
dc.date.issued2021-03-08en_US
dc.description.abstractDigital services have not been truly available for marginalised rural communities, especially in the Global South. Rural communities often lack technical infrastructures, awareness about available services and the necessary skills to use them to their full potential. In this paper, we present a collaborative web-site development project initiated by a rural San community in Namibia. The website intends to support a current community livelihood activity of setting up a campground next to their village. Embedded in a community-based research approach we have deployed co-design methods and techniques to establish a consensus-based business description, including target market, activities, pricing and promotion strategies. Co-design techniques enabled the community to examine and refine their conceptualisation of their business endeavour as well as anticipate target audiences and operational scenarios. A basic website has been created including the agreed upon content. Further efforts include a wider dissemination of the information as well as possible inclusion in global broker websites. We conclude with a reflection on the co-design process providing a researcher and a community perspective.en
dc.description.versionPeer revieweden
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dc.format.extent1-11
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.identifier.citationKeskinen, P, Samuel, M, Afrikaneer, H & Winschiers-Theophilus, H 2021, A community-initiated website development project: promoting a San community campsite initiative . in D Lamas, L N C Domingos, R Orji, A Ogunyemi, N J Bidwell & A M Mboya (eds), AfriCHI 2021 - 3rd African Conference on Human-Computer Interaction . ACM, pp. 1-11, African Conference for Human Computer Interaction, Maputo, Mozambique, 09/03/2021 . https://doi.org/10.1145/3448696.3448698en
dc.identifier.doi10.1145/3448696.3448698en_US
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dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:aalto-2021112410363
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.ispartofAfrican Conference for Human Computer Interactionen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesAfriCHI 2021: 3rd African Human-Computer Interaction Conference: Inclusiveness and Empowermenten
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dc.titleA community-initiated website development project: promoting a San community campsite initiativeen
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