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SHOP-Net: Moving from Paper to Mobile

Talbot, Michael and Gary Marsden (2011) SHOP-Net: Moving from Paper to Mobile. In Proceedings SATNAC 2011, South Africa.

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Abstract

This paper describes the SHOP-Net system, a mobile handset-based stock ordering system. SHOP-Net replaces a paper-based system with a digital screen- based system. We present how it was developed and evaluated using a user-centered design methodology with associated Human Computer Interaction (HCI) methods, in conjunction with a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) that works with micro-enterprises. The importance of engaging both users and managers in design and evaluation is highlighted. A short pilot study has been conducted. Despite early teething challenges regarding the management of information made available to the server, the system seems promising and easy to learn. Furthermore, the various stakeholders at the NGO are enthusiastic for it to be put into full use.

EPrint Type:Conference Paper
Subjects:H Information Systems: H.5 INFORMATION INTERFACES AND PRESENTATION
ID Code:709
Deposited By:Marsden, Gary
Deposited On:18 November 2011