Rethinking Technology Design and Deployment in Africa: Lessons from an African Standpoint

  title={Rethinking Technology Design and Deployment in Africa: Lessons from an African Standpoint},
  author={Muhammad Sadi Adamu},
  journal={3rd African Human-Computer Interaction Conference: Inclusiveness and Empowerment},
  • Muhammad Sadi Adamu
  • Published 8 March 2021
  • Sociology
  • 3rd African Human-Computer Interaction Conference: Inclusiveness and Empowerment
Research in HCI4D has emphasized the need for a critical analysis of how conventional design paradigms and analytical orientations work in non-western contexts. This necessitates an examination of how indigenous modes of knowing could inform the framing and making of technological innovation in Africa. This paper draws on four empirical cases to show how stereotypical (often colonial and neo-colonial) design paradigms might have hastily misrepresented the situated practices of designing and… 

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