Developing software in a bicultural context: the role of a SoDis inspection

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dc.contributor.author Gotterbarn, D. W. en
dc.contributor.author Gray, W. en
dc.contributor.author Houliston, B. en
dc.contributor.author Clear, T. en
dc.date.accessioned 2008-11-24T13:33:38Z
dc.date.available 2008-11-24T13:33:38Z
dc.date.issued 2006-04-01 en
dc.identifier.citation Gotterbarn, D. W. et al.(2006) Developing software in a bicultural context: the role of a SoDis inspection. International Journal of Technology and Human Interaction, 2(2), pp. 1-23.
dc.identifier.issn 1548-3908 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2086/217
dc.description This paper introduces the SoDIS process to identify ethical and social risks from software development in the context of designing software for the New Zealand Maori culture. In reviewing the SoDIS analysis for this project, the tensions between two cultures are explored. The paper concludes with some reflections upon the key principles informing the professional development of software and ways in which cultural values are embedded in supposedly neutral technologies, and reviews the lessons learned about avoiding colonization while working on a bicultural project. The modified SoDIS methodology was used in the design and development of a national database in New Zealand to develop a genealogy database to distribute NZ 700 million dollars worth of fisheries assets to several claimant tribes. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Idea Group Publishing en
dc.subject RAE 2008
dc.subject UoA 23 Computer Science and Informatics
dc.subject Indigenous people
dc.subject Risk assessment software
dc.subject Colonization
dc.subject Maori
dc.subject Software development impact statements
dc.title Developing software in a bicultural context: the role of a SoDis inspection en
dc.type Article en
dc.researchgroup Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility


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