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Heike Winschiers-Theophilus

Heike Winschiers-Theophilus

Heike Winschiers-Theophilus is a Professor of Software Design at Namibia’ University of Science and Technology (NUST).
Her research focus is on cross-cultural issues in human-computer-interaction (HCI), cultural appropriation of design and evaluation concepts and methods, representation and retrieval of indigenous knowledge. She has established the community-based co-design research cluster in 2008 as well as the Namibia Knowledge Portal project in 2013.
Gereon Koch Kapuire

Gereon Koch Kapuire

Lecturer in the Computer Science Department, School of Computing and Informatics at Namibia’ University of Science and Technology (NUST)
Gereon Koch Kapuire has been involved in a number of projects such as the Namibian Corridor Economic Impact Database (NCEID), Monocle Intelligent Funding Agent/DB, and implementation of a Document Management System. He grew up in the rural Omaheke region, in Namibia, and his research focuses on ways of applying Information Technology appropriately in rural contexts. In the current project he is designing the conceptual model for a video-based indigenous knowledge management system.
Colin Stanley

Colin Stanley

Lecturer at Namibia’ University of Science and Technology (NUST).
Colin Stanley has been involved in projects such as the Bush Encroachment Decision Support System for farmers in Namibia, Namibian Corridor Economic Impact Database, and Data Record System for the House of Solidarity (www.hausdersolidaritaet.org), Italy. His current research interests are Crowdsourcing, Open Source Development, Data Mining & Data Warehousing. Mr Stanley is doing a PhD on Community Crowdsourcing solutions for rural communities in developing countries.
Kasper Rodil

Kasper Rodil

Ph.D student at Department of Architecture, Design and Media Technology at Aalborg University, Denmark
Kasper Rodil's main research topics are Indigenous Knowledge Management Systems, HCI, cross-cultural interface design, Participatory Design, 3D visualization for Communication and Localization of Design. After obtaining his B. Sc and M.Sc. in Medialogy at Aalborg University he took a position as Post Graduate Research Fellow at the Polytechnic of Namibia.
Daniel G. Cabrero

Daniel G. Cabrero

Ph.D student at the Sociotechnical Centre for Innovation and User Experience (SCIUX), School of Computing and Technology at University of West London in the United Kingdom, and he also lectures at Namibia’ University of Science and Technology (NUST)
Daniel G. Cabrero's Ph.D research topic is User-Created Persona in non-WEIRD pastoral Namibia, while his academic interests expand as well towards Participatory Design in HCI, Indigenous Knowledge Management Systems and Cross-Cultural Communications in technology design and filmmaking.
Shilumbe Chivuno-Kuria

Shilumbe Chivuno-Kuria

Lecturer in the Software Engineering Department, School of Information Technology at Namibia’ University of Science and Technology (NUST)
Shilumbe Chivuno-Kuria is a research partner in the cluster “Community Centred Localization as a New Approach to Human Computer Interaction” which has been active since 2008. Her research interest include cross-cultural HCI research focusing on African cultural communication structures design for Indigenous Knowledge systems and appropriate interface design for teachers, youth and rural communities to preserve African knowledge.

 

 

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