Exploring the problem domain: a socio-technical ICT design for the developing world

Camara, Souleymane, Abdelnour-Nocera, Jose and Dunckley, Lynne (2008) Exploring the problem domain: a socio-technical ICT design for the developing world. In: Tenth Anniversary Conference on Participatory Design 2008 (PDC '08), 30 Sep - 04 Oct 2008, Bloomington, USA.

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Abstract

The paper is a work in progress that explores the use of socio-technical matrices to try and design a fit for purpose ICT for two sub-Saharan Africa farming communities. Rooted in Hansen's (2006) socio-technical experiments in design processes and Summerville and Dewsbury's (2007) system dependability model, the paper offers a systematic design route from initial field study results to the development of use cases and scenarios that are in turn evaluated in iterative socio-technical matrices. The approach offers a solution in multi-disciplinary and geographically diverse structures of design that explore the problem domain, concluding by highlighting the merits and difficulties of the approach.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
ISBN: 9780981856100
Page Range: pp. 154-157
Uncontrolled Keywords: Socio-technical design and evaluation, participatory design, multi-disciplinary ICT design, fitness for purpose
Subjects: Computing
Depositing User: Vani Aul
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2014 12:43
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2017 07:53
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/662

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