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: 26th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 5-10 Apr 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 cross-cultural 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)
ISBN: 9781605580128
Identifier: 10.1145/1358628.1358749
Page Range: pp. 2709-2714
Uncontrolled Keywords: development, usability, mobile, culture, agriculture
Subjects: Computing
Depositing User: Vani Aul
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2014 15:42
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2017 07:54
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/620

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