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Ecologies of use and design

Syed Ishtiaque Ahmed, Steven J. Jackson, Maruf Zaber, Mehrab Bin Morshed, Md. Habibullah Bin Ismail, Sharmin Afrose
2013 Proceedings of the 4th Annual Symposium on Computing for Development - ACM DEV-4 '13  
Based on a six month ethnographic study of mobile phone use within a low-literate rickshawpuller community in Dhaka, Bangladesh, we explore the literacy-based barriers to use experienced by our study population  ...  Making technology accessible to low literate users and communities is an important challenge of ICTD research and practice.  ...  Instead of considering mobile phone use as an individual act (and the task of design to support and augment this individual experience), we approach low-literate users as embedded social actors who draw  ... 
doi:10.1145/2537052.2537066 dblp:conf/dev/AhmedJZMIA13 fatcat:4m2r42kugbfkbnab7ahgenszom


Syed Ishtiaque Internet Ahmed
The first project is called "Suhrid", and it was conducted with a group of low-literate rickshaw drivers in Dhaka, Bangladesh.  ...  This project is based on my study to understand the public reactions to a recent government order in Bangladesh that has enforced the registration of each mobile SIM card with the biometric information  ...  ., and to the process of my growing up as a scholar in general, cannot be expressed in words. He has always been there Acknowledgements . . . .  ... 
doi:10.7298/x4p55kqj fatcat:z7scfnkkjrhmpapwqc2iikazje

Who reaps the benefit? – dual hegemony and the politics of development aid in Bangladesh

Matt M. Husain
in rural and urban Bangladesh to allow the aid recipients and other members of different social groups to share different aspects of development aid.  ...  This background information is important to understand the current trajectory of development in Bangladesh.  ...  I designed my fieldwork to focus on the network of relationships around these questions, as well as on individuals within each social group.  ... 
doi:10.14288/1.0380257 fatcat:mjo4sabkbngafmanu225mswviq