Information and Communications Technologies for Development at Georgia Tech

Research and Projects This program explores information and communication technologies (ICTs) – in particular the internet and mobile networks – in low-income and low-infrastructure countries and contexts. This field is sometimes referred to as ICT4D (information and communication technologies for development). We are always on the look-out for new and […]

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ictdchick – information technology, healthcare, and africa (Melissa Densmore’s blog)

I am a postdoctoral researcher in the Technology for Emerging Markets Group at Microsoft Research India. I recently completed my PhD at the University of California, Berkeley School of Information, where I was a member of the Technology and Infrastructure for Emerging Regions Research Group. From January 2009-April 2010, I […]

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SIGCHI HCI4D Community

The ACM SIGCHI HCI4D Community serves people interested in the interplay between information technology and socio-economic development. “Development” here is viewed broadly to include such diverse topics as technology related to developing countries, conflict zones, ignored or disenfranchised groups, rural and urban community development, or designing for resource-constrained or marginalized […]

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Human-Computer Interaction for Development: The Past, Present, and Future

Abstract Recent years have seen a burgeoning interest in research into the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in the context of developing regions, particularly into how such ICTs might be appropriately designed to meet the unique user and infrastructural requirements that we encounter in these cross-cultural environments. This […]

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Postcolonial Computing: A Lens on Design and Development

Abstract: As our technologies travel to new cultural contexts and our designs and methods engage new constituencies, both our design and analytical practices face significant challenges. We offer postcolonial computing as an analytical orientation to better understand these challenges. This analytic orientation inspires four key shifts in our approach to […]

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HCI for the Developing World

President Truman, in his 1949 inaugural address, announced his plan for America to “embark on a bold new program for making the benefits of our scientific advances and industrial progress available for the improvement and growth of underdeveloped areas.” He said that although our material resources for helping humanity were […]

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