Title/Qualification: Dr (PhD) Department: Fine Art and Design

Designation/Position: Lecturer
P. O. Box 64227, Mobil Plaza 00620 Nairobi,
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Google Scholar ID: George Vikiru

ORCID ID: 0000-0003-2863-2643

Publications

  • Dr. George Vikiru Published : May 2021 Practice-based art projects: Reviewing the methods and methodologies of graduate scholars’ Design Practice, Design For All, Institute of India,Vol. 16 No 5 ISSN: 2582- 8304 Online at http://www.d esignforall.in
  • Dr. George Vikiru 2016 Innovation in Pedagogy: 2-D Animation as Information Communication Technology (ICT) Software for the Government’s OneLaptop-per –Child (OLC) Project,’ Riara University Journal of Education, ISSN:2414- 407X
  • Dr. George Vikiru 2015 Effective Communication for Health and Security: Could 2-D Animation be the ICT Mitigator?’ Chemichemi International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, Vol 10 No 1, 2015 ISBN: 1563- 1028
  • Dr. George Vikiru1*, Dr. Beatrice Digolo 1* Main author 2014 The Effect of Children’s Gender on the Reception of Communication Transmitted Using 2-D Animation JENda: A Journal of Culture and African Women Studies, Issue 25(2014). ISSN: 1530- 5686
  • Dr. George Vikiru 2006 Skilled Talent vs Talented Skill,’ Jahazi: Building Bridges, East African Journal on Culture, Arts and Performance, Issue 1 vol 1 2006 ISBN: 9966- 9743-3-4
  • Elizabeth Owano, George Vikiru & June 26, 2023 Design Thinking as a Consumer-Centric Approach in a Segmented Market Africa Design Review Journal ISSN- 2664- 5866 Online at Chai Baya Vol 1 Issue 4 https://uonjo urnals.uonbi.a c.ke/ojs/index .php/adrj/issu e/view/182
  • Abati Oluwaseun Isaac, Dr. George Vikiru & Dr. Christine Majale Published: 30th April 2023 The role of the artists in combating environmental waste in Nigeria's Postcolonial Art International Journal of Social Sciences and Management Review ISSN 2582- 0172 Online at www.ijssmr. org
  • Oduho, Rose A., Vikiru George, & Mireri Caleb. Published: 31st August 2022 Users’ awareness and perceptions of green building in Kenya. Journal of Environmental Sciences and Technology (JEST), 1(1), 28– 36. ISSN 2958- 1176 Online at https://doi.o rg/10.51317 /jest.v1i1.23 2
  • Oduho, Rose A., Vikiru George, & Mireri Caleb. Published: 31st August 2022 Assessing the sustainability content in Kenya’s interior design curricula. Journal of Pedagogy and Curriculum (JPC), 1(1), 1–13. ISSN 2957- 6490 Online at https://doi.o rg/10.51317 /jpc.v1i1.237
  • Zheng Shanpeng, Dr. George Vikiru Published: September 31, 2022 Graphic Design and Classroom Instruction: Application of Polymorphic Fusion in the reproduction of Visual Teaching Aids for the Confucius Institutes Design Practice, Design For All, Institute of India, Vol17 No 9 ISSN: 2582- 8304 Online at http://www.d esignforall.in
  • Benta G. Adhiambo Oguda; George Vikiru & Christine Wasanga Published: February 23, 2021 “Effect of Viewing Emotionally Laden Paintings on Attitudes of Male Sex Offenders” International Journal of Multicultural and Multireligious Understanding Volume: 8 Issue: 2 ISSN No. 2364-5369 Online at https://ijmm u.com/index. php/ijmmu/a rticle/view/2 461
  • Benta G. Adhiambo Oguda; George Vikiru & Christine Wasanga Published: January 30, 2021 Assessment of Attitudes towards Crime among Male Sexual Offenders: The Case of Nairobi West Prison, Nairobi City County Journal of Forensic Psychology, Volume 6, Issue 1 No 161 ISSN: 2475- 319X. Online at https://www.l ongdom.org/fo rensicpsychology/cur rent-issue.html
  • Benta G. Adhiambo Oguda; George Vikiru & Christine Wasanga, Published: March 20, 2021 The Influence of Presentation Format on Responses of Male Sex Offenders to Digital Paintings that illustrate the Consequences Sexual Crimes Journal of Sociological Research, Vol. 12, No. 2 ISSN 1948- 5468, Online at https://doi.org /10.5296/jsr.v1 2i2.18454 7
  • Benta G. Adhiambo Oguda and George Vikiru, Published : May 2021 Adoption of digital technology in art- based offender rehabilitation programs’ Design Practice Design For All Institute of India: Evolution of Trends and Processes’ Institute of India, Vol. 16 No 5 ISSN: 2582- 8304 Online at http://www.d esignforall.in
  • Muneza Derrick and George Vikiru, Published : May 2021 Artistic design practice for a trans-disciplinary knowledge exchange Design Practice Design For All Institute of India: Evolution of Trends and Processes’ Institute of India, Vol. 16 No 5 ISSN: 2582- 8304 Online at http://www.d esignforall.in
  • Benta G. Adhiambo Oguda; George Vikiru & Christine Wasanga, Published : May 2020 Compositional quality assessment of digital paintings by male sex Offenders International Design and Art Journal, Volume: 2, Issue: 2 / 2020 ISSN: 2687- 5373 Online at https://mail.goo gle.com/mail/u/ 1/#search/besly n2000%40gmail. com/FMfcgxwK jwwJWdVmVKt qpBsJcTMJrFsx? projector=1&me ssagePartId=0.1
  • The role of talented and skilled artists in the development of the Kenyan Ceramic Industry.’ A paper presented at the 2007 International Society for Ceramics Art Education and Exchange (ISCAEE) Symposium held at Kenyatta University Nairobi.
  • ‘The place of skilled artists and mastercraftsmen in the Kenyan formal education system’ a paper published in the Jahazi Journal of the Arts 01 ‘Form Content Appreciation for Effective Visual Communication’
  • A study of Wool as an Art Material: A Case Study of Lari and Limuru Divisions of Kiambu District. Kenya. MA Thesis/Project Report

Conferences

  • Abati Oluwaseun Isaac, Dr. George Vikiru & Dr. Christine Majale The Role of Artists in combating Environmental decay in Nigeria’s Postcolonial Art The Toyin Falola @70 Conference, organised by the Department of History, Archaeology and Political Studies, Kenyatta University May 10 to 12, 2023.
  • Dr. Mercy Wanduara, KU), Dr Lucy Ogola (KU), Dr George Vikiru (KU), Dr Ephantus Kaugi (KU), Dr Joan Muriithi (KU), Dr Bosibori Oigo(KU) Reflections on teaching in a covid-19 context: shared Experiences from Kenyatta University, Kenya, on the blended mode of learning 2nd Annual International Conference (Virtual Conference) –Reshaping Educational Leadership: Building on Collective Action in Changing times, Centre for leadership and Diversity, University of Toronto Dec 10 to 11, 2021.
  • Derrick Muneza, Dr George Vikiru Trans-disciplinary Exchange of Knowledge for a Green Economy: Consumer awareness in a Sustainable Textile Industry Sustainable Apparel & Textiles (SAT) in the Circular Economy, (Virtual) Department of Fashion and Textiles, University of Huddersfield, UK 7th - 8th January, 2020
  • Dr. George Vikiru ‘Building ICT Software Capacity for the Jubilee Government’s One-Laptop-per-Child (OLC) Education Project: A Case for 2-D Animation.’ Riara University First Annual International Conference on Education. Nairobi/Kenya July 18th – 20th 2013
  • Dr. George Vikiru ‘2-D Animation for effective communication with Children in Kenya: A case study of Githurai Kenyatta University Graduate School 26th Postgraduate June 2013 4 Location, Kiambu County,’ Seminars.
  • Dr. George Vikiru ‘EPA Knowledge Transfer in Design Education for Creative Entrepreneurship in East Africa: The Kenya Experience,’ SAY Empowerment Symposium, Nairobi, Kenya. February 2011
  • Dr. George Vikiru An Insight of Product Design: Design Factors and Process Guide Craft Enterprise and Social Equity Seminar, Northumbria University, UK. October 2010
  • Dr. George Vikiru Pots and their Uses: A Cross-section of Kenyan Ethnic Cultures.’ ISCAEE Conference, Khangham University, Seoul, South Korea May 2010
  • Dr. George Vikiru Traditional African Arts: Characteristics of and Factors that promoted the practice.’ ISCAEE Conference, Khangham University, Seoul, South Korea May 2010 10 Dr. George Vikiru ‘The role of Talented and Skilled Artists in the Development of the Kenyan Ceramic Industry,’ ISCAEE Symposium, Kenyatta University, Nairobi.
  • August 2008, Attended and participated in the 2008 International Society for Ceramics Art Education and Exchange (ISCAEE) Symposium held at Kenyatta university Nairobi Kenya. Presented a paper entitled ‘the role of talented and skilled artists in the development of the 
  • Kenyan Ceramic Industry.’
  • August 2007, Attended and participated in the 2007 International Society for Ceramics Art Education and Exchange (ISCAEE) Symposium held at the University of the Creative Arts (UCA) Farnham, United Kingdom
  • 2007, Fine Art Department. MA Creative Project Exhibition
  • July 2001, Solo exhibition titled ‘Form Content Appreciation for Effective Visual Communication’ at the Fine Art Studios, Kenyatta University.
  • May 1995, Took part in organising the Housing Finance Cooperation of Kenya (HFCK) Exhibition, at Charter Hall, Nairobi.
  • 1994, Natural Talent Gallery at Esso Plaza, Nairobi.
  • June 1994, Took part in organising the Housing Finance Cooperation of Kenya (HFCK) Exhibition, at Charter Hall, Nairobi.
  • Nov 1993, Kenyatta University Cultural Week Exhibition
  • 1988, 10th Nyayo Era Exhibition at Charter Hall, Nairobi.