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Ubicomp4D: infrastructure and interaction for international development--the case of urban indian slums

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Ubicomp4D: infrastructure and interaction for international development--the case of urban indian slums
This paper attempts to re-imagine ubiquitous computing for populations in low-income and information-challenged environments. We examine information infrastructures in midsized urban slums of Mumbai and Bangalore in three ways— 1) highlighting technologies supporting social networks, 2) examining underlying notions of trust and privacy in building information networks, and 3) discussing protocols and practices around shared access. We then discuss our thoughts on designing for low-income, low-literacy, and resourcechallenged communities, presenting new ways to think about the design of ubiquitous technologies for international development. We argue for collaborative exchange between the established strengths of the Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D) and Ubicomp communities to generate new ways of shaping technologies towards poverty alleviation in previously neglected socioeconomic contexts—“Ubicomp4D.” Author Keywords ICT4D, India, mobile techn...
Nithya Sambasivan, Nimmi Rangaswamy, Ed Cutrell, B
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Type Conference
Year 2009
Where HUC
Authors Nithya Sambasivan, Nimmi Rangaswamy, Ed Cutrell, Bonnie A. Nardi
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