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Evaluating the relevance of the 'Real Access' criteria as a framework for rural HCI research

Maunder, AJ, WD Tucker and Gary Marsden (2006) Evaluating the relevance of the 'Real Access' criteria as a framework for rural HCI research. In Proceedings 5th Conference on Human Computer Interaction in Southern Africa, Cape Town, South Africa.

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Abstract

Developing ICT software that is useful and usable in a rural context poses many problems. One of the major difficulties is understanding the real needs of the end users and the constraints imposed by the rural environment. Many techniques exist in the field of Human Computer Interaction (HCI) that attempt to understand the needs of the end users but many are not useful in a rural context, or at least not when applied in a standard way. This paper presents some existing HCI research techniques that are applicable in a rural context and shows how they fit into the bridges.org ‘Real Access’ framework.

EPrint Type:Conference Paper
Keywords:Usability, usable, rural, software design, human computer interaction
Subjects:H Information Systems: H.5 INFORMATION INTERFACES AND PRESENTATION
ID Code:316
Deposited By:Maunder, AJ
Deposited On:10 September 2006