A review of perspectives and challenges for international development in information and communication technologies

Abdelnour-Nocera, Jose and Densmore, Melissa (2017) A review of perspectives and challenges for international development in information and communication technologies. Annals of the International Communication Association, 41 (3-4). pp. 250-257. ISSN 2380-8985

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Abstract

We provide an overview of the field of information and communication technologies for development (ICTD). This field is concerned with how information and communication technologies can be used to support poor and marginalized people in social, political and economic spheres. Through referring to seminal authors in ICT4D and its sub-fields, human–computer interaction for development (HCI4D) and participatory design for development (PD4D), we articulate the main themes, debates and challenges presented in this field. We conclude by arguing that communication challenges must be solved before technological ones: impact and success in ICT4D rely first and foremost on having a common and mutual understanding of needs, values and perspectives, which will determine whether and which technologies are needed.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2017 Taylor & Francis. This is an Author's Accepted Manuscript of an article published in Annals of the International Communication Association, 23 Oct 2017, available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/23808985.2017.1392252.
Uncontrolled Keywords: ICTD, ICT4D, HCI4D, PD4D, design, international development
Subjects: Computing > Innovation and user experience > Global software
Computing > Innovation and user experience > Usability
Social sciences > Communication and culture
Computing
Depositing User: Jose Abdelnour-Nocera
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2017 12:31
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2017 15:41
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/4074

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