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Details: David Frohlich, et al. (2009)
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A paper by David M. Frohlich, Dorothy Rachovides, Kiriaki Riga, Ramnath Bhat, Maxine Frank, Eran Edirisinghe, Dhammike Wickramanayaka, Matt Jones and Will Harwood (2009)

Abstract

Mobile imaging and digital storytelling currently support a growing practice of multimedia communication in the West. In this paper we describe a project which explores their benefit in the East, to support non-textual information sharing in an Indian village. Local audiovisual story creation and sharing activities were carried out in a one month trial, using 10 customized camera phones and a digital library of stories represented on a village display. The findings show that the system was usable by a cross section of the community and valued for its ability to express a mixture of development and community information in an accessible form. Lessons for the role of HCI in this context are also discussed.

Keywords: Mobile, storytelling, development, audiovisual, audiophoto, digital library, India, photography, information.