Daniel B. le Roux

Senior Lecturer, Stellenbosch University

Dr. Daniel B. le Roux commenced his tertiary education at the University of Pretoria where I completed a BIS (Multimedia) degree with majors in Computer Science and Multimedia Design. After working as software developer in London he returned to South Africa in 2004 to commence post-graduate studies at Stellenbosch University. For his Masters thesis he investigated the operation of complex, socio-technical systems by performing a comparative analysis of the dominant information systems development paradigms on the basis of their ability to cope with increasingly dynamic and unpredictable requirement sets. His Doctoral research investigated the manner in which user communities of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems manage misalignment between their requirements and the affordances of ERP artefacts. The study adopted, as theoretical and conceptual basis, Sensemaking theory as propagated by Karl Weick. Over the past five years he has focussed on the effects of the rapid advancement and adoption of mobile computing devices (smartphones in particular) and the manner in which the ubiquity and pervasiveness of these devices would influence, firstly, behaviour in personal and social contexts, and, secondly, cognitive processes and capabilities. He established and heads up the Cognition and Technology Research Group (CTRG) at Stellenbosch University (see http://suinformatics.com/ctrg).

Experience

  • –present
    Senior Lecturer, Stellenbosch University

Education

  • 2013 
    Stellenbosch Univesrity, PhD (Socio-Informatics)