A resource kit for participatory socio-technical design in rural Kenya

Walker, Kevin, Underwood, Joshua, Waema, Tim Mwolo, Dunckley, Lynne, Abdelnour-Nocera, Jose, Luckin, Rosemary, Oyugi, Cecilia and Camara, Souleymane (2008) A resource kit for participatory socio-technical design in rural Kenya. In: The 26th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 5-10 April 2008, Florence, Italy.

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Abstract

We describe our approach and initial results in the
participatory design of technology relevant to local rural
livelihoods. Our approach to design and usability
proceeds from research in theory and practice of crosscultural
implementations, but the novelty is in
beginning not with particular technologies but from
community needs, and structuring technology in terms
of activities. We describe our project aims and initial
data collected, which show that while villagers have no
clear mental models for using computers or the
Internet, they show a desire to have and use them. We
then describe our approach to interaction design, our
expectations and next steps as the technology and
activities are first introduced to the villages.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Computer science, knowledge and information systems
Depositing User: Vani Aul
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2014 15:42
Last Modified: 29 Jul 2016 15:03
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/620

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