People are people, but technology is not technology

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

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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.

Item Type: Journal article (paginated)
Uncontrolled Keywords: ICT4D, Mobile Computing, Ubicomp
Subjects: Human-centered computing
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2008
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2019 15:34

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