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I've got a story for you. But what are stories really about and how much do we think about the role copy, words, and storytelling plays in the world around us.

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Contextual Design, when all is said, is a digital ethnography. Ethnographers seek to understand a particular culture by gaining the “native point of view”.

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Contextual Design in the search for better— delighted—users, is a user-centered design process built on field research to drive innovative design.

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Township SA 60's
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Township SA 60's

Township Art refers to the movement that blossomed in the black townships during the 1960s. Correctly, therefore it applies only to that historical phenomenon and the works of art that issued from it. Township art became a kind of hothouse, in which a generation of young black artists ripened. The main identifying features of of Township Art were its subject matter and its source. The artists involved were mainly residents of the black townships on the outskirts of Johannesburg; most students of the Polly Street Art Center; and their primary theme was the everyday life of the community in which they lived. Township Art was essentially concerned with the human situation. Conceived amid the the daily angst and hardship of existence in a deprived society, it testified to the spiritual resilience of the artists. Johannesburg's Sophiatown and Cape Town's District Six communities and culture was forcibly removed and dispersed. The anonymity of life in the sprawling Soweto, the loss of community cohesiveness and the feelings of displacement that followed the destruction of Sophiatown gave rise to a yearning for self-affirmation and to give a definition to a collective identity. It is therefore not surprising that Township Art coincided with the dawning of Black Consciousness among the townships residents. Yet, the wave of self-expressive energy that surged out of Soweto in the sixties was not motivated by political agendas. Though their records of daily life were often permeated by subjective emotions, there was little ideological content in the earlier work.