Now showing items 1-4 of 4

  • Co-designing a billing system for voice services in rural South Africa: Lessons learned 

    Rey-Moreno, Carlos; Ufitamahoro, Marie Josee; Venter, Isabella; Tucker, William David (ACM, 2014)
    Access to information and communication technologies re- mains una ordable for many in rural areas despite recent progress in providing voice services to remote communities. The sustainability of alternative technical ...
  • A participatory design for a billing system: A South African case study of a community based telephony system 

    Ufitamahoro, Marie Josee; Venter, Isabella; Rey-Moreno, Carlos; Tucker, William David (ACM, 2014)
    This paper describes the role participatory design can play in developing and implementing an information and communication technology for development project in a rural area. It shows how the process of co-designing an ...
  • Please call ME.N.U.4EVER: designing for “Callback” in rural Africa 

    Bidwell, Nicola J.; Lalmas, Mounia; Marsden, Gary; Dlutu, Bongiwe; Ntlangano, Senzo; Manjingolo, Azola; Tucker, William David; Jones, Matt; Robinson, Simon; Vartiainen, Elina; Klampanos, Iraklis (Product & Systems Internationalisation, Inc, 2011)
    Designers and developers are naïve about the ways impoverished people in rural Africa innovate new uses of mobile technology to circumvent access difficulties. Here, we report on the local appropriation of an USSD ‘Callback’ ...
  • Socially aware software engineering for the developing world 

    Blake, Edwin H.; Tucker, William David (IIMC International Information Management Corporation, 2006)
    While the social effects of Information Technology (IT) have received much attention there is very little work on targeted methodologies to develop IT applications and content in a developing world environment. This paper ...