Thursday, May 17, 2007

Mobile in Africa: doing HCI Differently in the Developing World


Gary Marsden, Google Tech Talks May 4, 2007

"Using Case studies and examples, this talk looks at the challenges of applying standard HCI techniques in a developing world context. We look at how HCI can have a fantastic impact on communities in the developing world, but there is still some way to go in understanding how HCI can best benefit the developing world."

2 comments:

kevin said...

Cellphone to Be Browsing Platform of Choice

kevin said...

"IT’S a pickle of a paradox: As our knowledge and expertise increase, our creativity and ability to innovate tend to taper off. Why? Because the walls of the proverbial box in which we think are thickening along with our experience."

A phenomenon perhaps related to the developed world's lack of innovation with regard to the developing world. See article here