Human computer interaction for international development: past present and future

HO, Melissa R., SMYTH, Thomas N., KAM, Matthew and DEARDEN, Andy (2009). Human computer interaction for international development: past present and future. Information technologies and international development, 5 (4), 1-18.


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Recent years have seen a burgeoning interest in research into the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in the context of developing regions, particularly into how such ICTs might be appropriately designed to meet the unique user and infrastructural requirements that we encounter in these cross-cultural environments. This emerging field, known to some as HCI4D, is the product of a diverse set of origins. As such, it can often be difficult to navigate prior work, and/or to piece together a broad picture of what the field looks like as a whole. In this paper, we aim to contextualize HCI4D—to give it some historical background, to review its existing literature spanning a number of research traditions, to discuss some of its key issues arising from the work done so far, and to suggest some major research objectives for the future.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Special Issue: HCI4D
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Communication and Computing Research Centre
Departments: Faculty of Science, Technology and Arts > Computing
Depositing User: Jill Hazard
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2011 12:30
Last Modified: 12 May 2018 02:21

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