Ethnographic examination for studying information sharing practices in rural South Africa

Amandeep Dhir, Imad Moukadem, Nobert Jere, Puneet Kaur, Sari Kujala, Antti Ylä-Jääski

Tutkimustuotos: Artikkeli kirjassa/konferenssijulkaisussaConference contributionScientificvertaisarvioitu

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Abstrakti

This progress paper describes a study plan and research theme with the focus on information sharing practices, social habits and behavioral access patterns in the context of the mobile phone and ICT usage of rural users in the emerging economies such as South Africa. The aim is to design new solutions to support rural users and their economic existence. An ethnographic field study was performed in order to understand the living conditions of rural communities and the related problems and opportunities in the field of mobile phone and ICT usage. A variety of qualitative measures such as contextual inquiry, participant observation, design exercises, focus and individual interviews were used during the field. However, only preliminary results from field studies are described in this paper. In our study, we found that needs and expectations of the users dwelling in rural context of different emerging economies are very much different from that of developed world. Product designers must consider these needs in order to deliver successful ICT and mobile-based services.

AlkuperäiskieliEnglanti
OtsikkoACHI 2012 - 5th International Conference on Advances in Computer-Human Interactions
Sivut68-74
Sivumäärä7
TilaJulkaistu - 2012
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA4 Artikkeli konferenssijulkaisuussa
TapahtumaInternational Conference on Advances in Computer-Human Interactions - Valencia, Espanja
Kesto: 30 tammikuuta 20124 helmikuuta 2012
Konferenssinumero: 5

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Advances in Computer-Human Interactions
LyhennettäACHI
MaaEspanja
KaupunkiValencia
Ajanjakso30/01/201204/02/2012

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