The Power of Proverbial Expression in Design Research

Like design research findings, interpreting proverbs is rather complex, but is best done in context. Drawing examples from Hausa, a language extremely rich in proverbial wisdom spoken in Western Africa, this talk illustrates and discusses how hard-to-translate idioms and expressions can be used as an opportunity to enrich our learnings as researchers and better convey what it is we do to the communities we work with.

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