Software Engineering Framework for Users in Indigenous Communities

Technology is not neutral. Look at the keyboard it assumes right handedness. For example, the number pad and arrow keys are on the right. Similarly, the inherent biases of software computer programs are at best foreign entities and at worst tools of colonization when introduced to Indigenous communities. In line with CanadaCanada’s goals to promote reconciliation, Indigenous Friends Associ ation has developed multiple technology platforms and educational programs to support efforts to Indigenize technology.
A key goal of the current research is to develop an Indigenous Software Engineering Framework that respects Traditional Knowledge, Ind igenous languages, and storytelling traditions.

Alina Rizvi
Faculty Supervisor: 
Stephen Chen
Partner University: