Indigenous frameworks
for real world IT projects

Kevin ShedlockPhD student

Kevin Shedlock is a researcher studying world computing using open-source and proprietary based computer programming languages.

He is undertaking a PhD under the supervision of Dr Tom Chandler. His research is focused on the construction of technology focused artefacts, such as virtual reality (VR) and related immersive visualisations, using an Indigenous framework.

As a result of his research, Maori and Pacific Indigenous groups are beginning to access new methods when constructing real-world IT projects during the framing, engagement, planning, construction and evaluation phases of the Indigenous focused technology artefacts.

Kevin is currently a member of the New Zealand Institute for IT professionals (ITP) and part of the Virtual Worlds Working Group (VWWG) who assist in facilitating collaborative research approaches towards virtual world computing.