Journal article

Designing digital knowledge management tools with Aboriginal Australians

Helen Verran, Michael Christie, Bryce Anbins-King, Trevor van Weeren, Wulumdhuna Yunupingu

DIGITAL CREATIVITY | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2007

Abstract

The paper describes an approach to digital design grounded in processes of Indigenous collective memory making. We claim the research should be understood as performative knowledge making, and accounting it should also be performative. Accordingly we present four texts generated in the course of our research as an exhibit. They attest design processes for a file management system TAMI. We briefly theorise our approach as exemplifying Suchman's 'located accountability'.