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People are people, but technology is not technology

Marsden, Gary , Andrew Maunder and Munier Parker (2008) People are people, but technology is not technology . Philisophical Transactions of the Royal Society A:1-10.

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Abstract

Ubiquitous computing is about more than having multiple computers in our environ-
ment; it is also about computers venturing into completely new environments. 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. 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 developing world nations.

EPrint Type:Journal (Paginated)
Keywords:ICT4D, Mobile Computing, Ubicomp
Subjects:H Information Systems: H.5 INFORMATION INTERFACES AND PRESENTATION
ID Code:466
Deposited By:Marsden, Gary
Deposited On:02 September 2008