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International Journal of Sociotechnology and Knowledge Development (IJSKD) Volume 7, Issue 1

Book Description

The International Journal of Sociotechnology and Knowledge Development (IJSKD) wishes to publish papers that offer a detailed analysis and discussion on sociotechnical philosophy and practices which underpin successful organizational change thus building a more promising future for today's societies and organizations. It will encourage interdisciplinary texts that discuss current practices as well as demonstrating how the advances of - and changes within - technology affect the growth of society (and vice versa). The aim of this journal is to bring together the expertise of people who have worked practically in a changing society across the world for people in the field of organizational development and technology studies including information systems development and implementation.

This issue contains the following articles:

  • ICT for Community Empowerment amongst Urban Underserved Communities: A Design for Participation Project
  • Infrastructuring Knowledge in Cultural Infrastructure: Informal Example of Participatory Design for Museum Exhibition
  • Using Insights from Learning Journals to Rewrite Teaching and Learning Goals in Student-Friendly Language
  • A Template for Design Personas: Analysis of 47 Persona Descriptions from Danish Industries and Organizations

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Masthead
  3. Call For Articles
  4. ICT for Community Empowerment amongst Urban Underserved Communities:
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. ICTD EXPECTATIONS AND POSSIBILITIES –PROBLEM IDENTIFICATION, RESEARCH GAP AND OBJECTIVES
    4. EMANCIPATION AND EMPOWERMENT. A COLLECTIVE PARTICIPATIVE APPROACH
    5. CAPE TOWN TOWNSHIPS: RESEARCH SETTING
    6. THE PARTICIPANTS’ SELECTION
    7. PARTICIPATION STEP BY STEP: RESEARCH APPROACHES AND METHODS
    8. ETHICS, EQUITY AND EXPECTATIONS
    9. THE WAY FORWARD. SUSTAINABILITY, RESILIENCE AND EVALUATION. AIMING AT TRANSFORMATION
    10. REFERENCES
  5. Infrastructuring Knowledge in Cultural Infrastructure:
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. PARTICIPATORY DESIGN: SOME INSIGHTS FROM A CONSOLIDATING FIELD
    4. AN OVERVIEW ON INFRASTRUCTURES AND INFRASTRUCTURING
    5. A PARTICIPATORY EXPERIENCE OF KNOWLEDGE INFRASTRUCTURING
    6. MUSEUM AS CULTURAL INFRASTRUCTURE
    7. PARTICIPATING IN INFRASTRUCTURING KNOWLEDGE
    8. INFRASTRUCTURING EXPERIENCE: EPISODES AT MAXI OOH!
    9. DISCUSSING REASONS AND SOLUTIONS AT THE MAXI OOH!
    10. VIGNETTE N. 1 – TESTING TOGETHER THE INTERACTIVE ARTIFACT
    11. VIGNETTE N. 2 – HOW TO MAKE A TREE
    12. VIGNETTE N. 3 – HOW DOES MY VOICE LOOK LIKE
    13. DISCUSSION
    14. CONCLUSION
    15. REFERENCES
    16. ENDNOTES
  6. Using Insights from Learning Journals to Rewrite Teaching and Learning Goals in Student-Friendly Language
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. METHODS
    4. FINDINGS
    5. CONCLUSION
    6. FUTURE RESEARCH
    7. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    8. REFERENCES
  7. A Template for Design Personas:
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. APPLICATION OF THE PERSONA METHOD
    4. COMPOSING THE PERSONA DESCRIPTION
    5. A STUDY OF PERSONA DESCRIPTIONS
    6. METHOD OF ANALYSIS
    7. ANALYSIS OF PERSONA DESCRIPTIONS
    8. COMMUNICATING THE PERSONAS
    9. CONCLUSION
    10. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    11. REFERENCES
  8. Call For Articles