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The talking book

Andrew Bayor, Cliff Schmidt, Fidelis Dauri, Noel Wilson, Christopher Drovandi, Margot Brereton
2018 Proceedings of the Second African Conference for Human Computer Interaction on Thriving Communities - AfriCHI '18  
Thus, with the advent of interactive GUIs and technologies such as touch screens, UI designs have explored icon-based interfaces with low literacy and non-literate rural users (e.g. with interactive systems  ...  Some of these challenges are due to the low literacy levels among rural user groups, as over 800 million people in the developing world have no literacy [2] .  ... 
doi:10.1145/3283458.3283462 dblp:conf/africhi/BayorSDWDB18 fatcat:2ztdb4p6kvf3bdlin7l62o2zf4

Design studies for a financial management system for micro-credit groups in rural india

Tapan Parikh, Kaushik Ghosh, Apala Chavan
2002 ACM SIGCAPH Computers and the Physically Handicapped  
In this paper we describe the design process, results and observations obtained in designing a user interface for managing community-based financial institutions in rural India.  ...  We conclude with the current state of our work and our plans for the future.  ...  The low literacy and educational levels of these users, as well as their unfamiliarity with technology, makes the design of an accessible user interface a challenging task and a crucial factor to the system's  ... 
doi:10.1145/960201.957209 fatcat:qdmooqjeqnflhlxratxhhzlgau

Design studies for a financial management system for micro-credit groups in rural india

Tapan Parikh, Kaushik Ghosh, Apala Chavan
2003 Proceedings of the 2003 conference on Universal usability - CUU '03  
In this paper we describe the design process, results and observations obtained in designing a user interface for managing community-based financial institutions in rural India.  ...  We conclude with the current state of our work and our plans for the future.  ...  The low literacy and educational levels of these users, as well as their unfamiliarity with technology, makes the design of an accessible user interface a challenging task and a crucial factor to the system's  ... 
doi:10.1145/957205.957209 fatcat:pdqcyuy5yjcg5hoh6idr7yvhbi

People are people, but technology is not technology

G. Marsden, A. Maunder, M. Parker
2008 Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences  
Through an analysis of existing software design techniques, and various case studies, we propose a new model for software creation, which we believe will address the issue of creating technologies for  ...  In this paper, we examine the impact of computers in the developing world and look at why most interventions to date have failed to address the key needs of the users and their context.  ...  The authors would like to thank Telkom/Siemens Centre of Excellence, Cell-life, the South African National Research Foundation and Microsoft Research Cambridge, which have all contributed to the funding  ... 
doi:10.1098/rsta.2008.0119 pmid:18672461 fatcat:iap3r76ipjbkbc5fdekston2lu

Moving the centre to design social media in rural Africa

Nicola J. Bidwell
2014 AI & Society: The Journal of Human-Centred Systems and Machine Intelligence  
Efforts to design voice-based, social media platforms for low-literacy communities in developing countries have not widened access to information in the ways intended.  ...  I support this claim by reflecting on efforts to enable users in a low-income, rural community in South Africa to record, store and share voice recordings.  ...  I am grateful to Gary Marsden for the Charging Stations, his friendship and his vision that is lived in Thomas Reitmaier, who designed and developed Audio Repository and Our Voices and engaged willingly  ... 
doi:10.1007/s00146-014-0564-5 fatcat:k2gzrmc6sbf5bdq6oudadalyda

TitanTutor: An educational technology solution co-designed by children from different age groups and socio-economic backgrounds

Bester Chimbo, Helene Gelderblom
2018 International Journal of Child-Computer Interaction  
Children should be included in the design process when developing new technology solutions for child users.  ...  The results show that designing with a mixed team of children has clear benefits but that there are obstacles that have to be overcome to reach successful design outcomes.  ...  We are currently applying for funding to do a pilot implementation of TitanTutor at two care centres-one city-based and one in a rural location with mobile internet facilities provided.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.ijcci.2017.11.004 fatcat:j6aqbc62tvaitk3xch4az23amu

Book review

Bradford Lee Eden
2019 Journal of Web Librarianship  
It is based on a simple idea: If a user cannot find a book in its collection, the administrators offer to purchase a digital or print copy, rip it, and sell it to the user for a fraction of the original  ...  The copy shop raid became the iconic form of conflict between publishers and students in middle-and low-income countries.  ...  The question for the future, in Brazil and elsewhere, is not access vs. deprivation, but how and under what terms students will get the materials they need. Notes Index  ... 
doi:10.1080/19322909.2019.1585991 fatcat:2dx6tpsapnfafmx76vg2lqgjlu

MATHEMATICAL KNOWLEDGE

1976 Philosophical Books  
This thesis will deliver a method for answering questions like the above, using statistical techniques, and the basic components of a "lab" for testing claims about mathematics learning.  ...  The main contribution in this thesis is a way to measure the effectiveness of a class of generalized learning strategies.  ...  from KMi; statistical analysis and computation by Tim Teravainen at Columbia (to which I've aimed to contribute good questions) who has also been a good friend of mine for years; conversation with Howard  ... 
doi:10.1111/j.1468-0149.1976.tb01690.x fatcat:cgilk7w3gjgwncz5fcswubr3f4

'She looked deep into our eyes': reflections on cross-cultural practice in rural Africa

Thomas Reitmaier
2011 Knowledge Management for Development Journal  
But rather than focusing solely on the artefact and how it was designed, I also present an account of the ideas and perspectives I took, and how these changed in the course of practice.  ...  Design brief Flexibility and mobility are the two key properties to how our mobile digital storytelling system (shown in Figure 3 ) accommodates the unique context of rural African communities.  ...  During this research endeavour Thomas developed an appreciation for design, culture, rural contexts, mobile phones, and human-computer interaction.  ... 
doi:10.1080/19474199.2011.649011 fatcat:eu2gbln57nexdfvrfa7jnelhfq

User involvement in digital systems design: Case studies of mobile money innovation in Kenya

Juliet Ongwae, Richard Duncombe
2021 Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries  
This research explores the design of mobile money value-added services in Kenya that engage marginalized users during the design process.  ...  Building on past research that sets out principles for user centered design (UCD), and drawing upon evidence from three case studies, the research finds that system designers follow UCD principles, but  ...  Users also drew their own icons for the address book, clock and camera-using objects with which they were familiar.  ... 
doi:10.1002/isd2.12180 fatcat:rj5qmjeukrdaljb5sndfhmreci

BOOK REVIEWS

2004 Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute  
of the king. theme is the participatory aspects of sacred kingship.  ...  I envision that fifty years hence students will frequently reach for a dusty tome called People and plants that is the benchmark for the knowledge and inter- pretative base for the discipline for the early  ... 
doi:10.1111/j.1467-9655.2004.00208.x fatcat:uh7yjz5oabc2nm2s5il7yf6ieu

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2017 Cartographic Perspectives  
Visual Design of Components An appropriate visual design for the user interface makes it easier for users to perceive, understand, and operate an application (ITU/G3ict 2014b).  ...  visually impaired Severely visually impaired, blind User interface design General user interface design guidelines Depending on the type and degree of visual impairment: general user interface  ...  For this approach to work successfully there is a need to set up files correctly that conform with the spatial data source that you're using.  ... 
doi:10.14714/cp88.1468 fatcat:urpnbo5wh5asvdphqcwfa45sqi

Designing And Supporting Technology Assisted Inclusive Learning For Disaster Preparedness: A Case Study Of Bangladesh

Syed Ali Tarek, C Jones, J Enriquez-Gibson
2017 Zenodo  
A design log, a content specification and two sources of feedback from expert and general user evaluators were used to collect data for the development cycle of the content and the interface.  ...  technologically disadvantaged rural people of Bangladesh, one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world.  ...  and user interface design in the chosen native language and a group of common people with an understanding of the local socio-cultural factors.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.1162788 fatcat:lbipr4geafg3rhccu5xfh75bsq

The use of palmtop computers for learning: a review of the literature

Carol Savill-Smith
2005 British Journal of Educational Technology  
.; Additional support from the Commission of the European Communities, Directorate-General for the Information Society.  ...  Rendell for assisting with the identification of research material for this review.  ...  Acknowledgements We would like to thank Jill Attewell, the Learning and Skills Development Agency rn-learning programme manager, for her support, advice and contribution to the editing process, and Helen  ... 
doi:10.1111/j.1467-8535.2005.00473.x fatcat:lstdro667fbpdgkvys7l7s6pvm

Software support for creating digital health training materials in the field

Maletsabisa Molapo, Gary Marsden
2013 Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development Full Papers - ICTD '13 - volume 1  
In this paper, we present the design, implementation, and deployment of a tool developed to help rural health trainers to create digital training content for low-literate Community Health Workers (CHWs  ...  We discuss other lessons learned from an eightmonths deployment of this tool in Lesotho, and conclude with recommendations on how a similar project can be implemented in other developing regions.  ...  The authors would also like to thank Katie Kristie for her contributions in the early stages of this work, and the staff of the Emmaus Health Centre for their support in conducting this work, particularly  ... 
doi:10.1145/2516604.2516632 dblp:conf/ictd/MolapoM13 fatcat:qzqitx4mp5gzpb34fjway72rsm
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