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Enabling the Rapid Development and Adoption of Speech-User Interfaces
Found in: Computer
By Anuj Kumar,Florian Metze,Matthew Kam
Issue Date:January 2014
pp. 40-47
Speech-user interfaces offer truly hands-free, eyes-free interaction, have unmatched throughput rates, and are the only plausible interaction modality for illiterate users across the world, but they are not yet developed in abundance to support every type ...
 
Designing Educational Technology for Developing Regions: Some Preliminary Hypotheses
Found in: Advanced Learning Technologies, IEEE International Conference on
By Matthew Kam, Divya Ramachandran, Urvashi Sahni, John Canny
Issue Date:July 2005
pp. 968-972
Based on our findings from an ongoing pilot with shared computers in rural primary schools in Uttar Pradesh, India since 2001 and two follow-up field studies in the same schools in 2004, we propose some principles for designing educational technology for d...
 
The Case for Technology in Developing Regions
Found in: Computer
By Eric Brewer, Michael Demmer, Bowei Du, Melissa Ho, Matthew Kam, Sergiu Nedevschi, Joyojeet Pal, Rabin Patra, Sonesh Surana, Kevin Fall
Issue Date:June 2005
pp. 25-38
The United Nations' Millennium Development Goals, established in 2000, include the following:
 
The power of play: design lessons for increasing the lifespan of outdated computers
Found in: Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '13)
By Anuj Kumar, Derek Lomas, Dixie Ching, Jodi L. Forlizzi, Kishan Patel, Matthew Kam, Meera Lakshmanan
Issue Date:April 2013
pp. 2735-2744
One consequence of rapid advances in computer technology is the obsolescence of hundreds of millions of computers each year. This paper explores strategies for increasing the reuse of outdated computers through an investigation of an 8-bit home computer th...
     
Featured community SIG: human-computer interaction for development
Found in: CHI '13 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA '13)
By Andrew Dearden, Anicia N. Peters, Ban Al-Ani, Edward Cutrell, John C. Thomas, Matthew Kam, Melissa Densmore, Rebecca E. Grinter
Issue Date:April 2013
pp. 2473-2476
We are proposing a SIG designed for Human-Computer Interaction for Development (HCI4D) Community. It is designed to foster further collaboration, dissemination of research results and findings from practitioners, as well as to promote discussion of how we ...
     
Towards a design model for women's empowerment in the developing world
Found in: Proceedings of the 2011 annual conference on Human factors in computing systems (CHI '11)
By Geeta Shroff, Matthew Kam
Issue Date:May 2011
pp. 2867-2876
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nicholas Kristof argues that in this century the paramount moral challenge will be the struggle for gender equality around the world. In this paper, we present a design model for empowering low-income women in the developi...
     
Computing technology in international development: who, what, where, when, why and how?
Found in: Proceedings of the 28th of the international conference extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems (CHI EA '10)
By Ed Cutrell, Gary Marsden, Kentaro Toyama, Matthew Kam, Susan Dray, Tapan Parikh
Issue Date:April 2010
pp. 3135-3138
Building on the successes of prior workshops at CHI and other HCI conferences on computing in international development, we propose a panel to engage with the broader CHI community. Topics to be discussed include why international development is important ...
     
Let's play chinese characters: mobile learning approaches via culturally inspired group games
Found in: Proceedings of the 28th international conference on Human factors in computing systems (CHI '10)
By Fei Lv, Feng Tian, Guozhong Dai, Hongan Wang, Jingtao Wang, John Canny, Matthew Kam, Vidya Setlur, Wencan Luo
Issue Date:April 2010
pp. 1603-1612
In many developing countries such as India and China, low educational levels often hinder economic empowerment. In this paper, we argue that mobile learning games can play an important role in the Chinese literacy acquisition process. We report on the uniq...
     
An exploratory study of unsupervised mobile learning in rural India
Found in: Proceedings of the 28th international conference on Human factors in computing systems (CHI '10)
By Anuj Kumar, Anuj Tewari, Deepti Chittamuru, Geeta Shroff, John Canny, Matthew Kam
Issue Date:April 2010
pp. 743-752
Cellphones have the potential to improve education for the millions of underprivileged users in the developing world. However, mobile learning in developing countries remains under-studied. In this paper, we argue that cellphones are a perfect vehicle for ...
     
Human-centered computing in international development
Found in: Proceedings of the 27th international conference extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems (CHI EA '09)
By Ann Light, John C. Thomas, Kentaro Toyama, Matthew Kam, Melissa Ho, Neesha Kodagoda, Nithya Sambasivan, Susan Dray
Issue Date:April 2009
pp. 1-4
This workshop continues the dialog on exploring the challenges in applying, extending, and inventing appropriate methods and contributions of Humancentered Computing (HCC) to International economic and community development, borne out of tremendously succe...
     
Designing digital games for rural children: a study of traditional village games in India
Found in: Proceedings of the 27th international conference on Human factors in computing systems (CHI '09)
By Akhil Mathur, Anuj Kumar, John Canny, Matthew Kam
Issue Date:April 2009
pp. 1-4
Low educational levels hinder economic empowerment in developing countries. We make the case that educational games can impact children in the developing world. We report on exploratory studies with three communities in North and South India to show some p...
     
UNDER DEVELOPMENTInvolving local undergraduates in fieldwork
Found in: interactions
By Matthew Kam
Issue Date:July 2008
pp. 1-2
Most HCI history articles trace digital developments back to the 1980s, 1960s, or earlier. Information visualization is moving so rapidly that it's great to have a look back and glance forward on tag clouds, just over a decade old in digital form, from lea...
     
Designing e-learning games for rural children in India: a format for balancing learning with fun
Found in: Proceedings of the 7th ACM conference on Designing interactive systems (DIS '08)
By Aishvarya Agarwal, Akhil Mathur, Anuj Kumar, Anuj Tewari, John Canny, Matthew Kam, Siddhartha Lal
Issue Date:February 2008
pp. 58-67
Poor literacy remains a barrier to economic empowerment in the developing world. Of particular importance is fluency in a widely spoken "world language" such as English, which is typically a second language for these low-income learners. We make the case t...
     
Localized iterative design for language learning in underdeveloped regions: the PACE framework
Found in: Proceedings of the SIGCHI conference on Human factors in computing systems (CHI '07)
By Anuj Tewari, Divya Ramachandran, John Canny, Matthew Kam, Varun Devanathan
Issue Date:April 2007
pp. 1097-1106
Poor literacy remains a decisive barrier to the economic empowerment of many people in the developing world. Of particular importance is literacy in a widely spoken "world language" such as English, which is typically a second language for these speakers. ...
     
Social dynamics of early stage co-design in developing regions
Found in: Proceedings of the SIGCHI conference on Human factors in computing systems (CHI '07)
By Divya Ramachandran, James F. Frankel, Jane Chiu, John Canny, Matthew Kam
Issue Date:April 2007
pp. 1087-1096
Technology arguably has the potential to play a key role in improving the lives of people in developing regions. However, these communities are not well understood and designers must thoroughly investigate possibilities for technological innovations in the...
     
Practical considerations for participatory design with rural school children in underdeveloped regions: early reflections from the field
Found in: Proceeding of the 2006 conference on Interaction design and children (IDC '06)
By Anand Raghavan, Divya Ramachandran, Jane Chiu, John Canny, Matthew Kam, Urvashi Sahni
Issue Date:June 2006
pp. 25-32
This paper draws on a 2-week design workshop conducted at a rural primary school in northern India to provide recommendations on carrying out participatory design with school children in rural, underdeveloped regions. From our experiences in prototyping lo...
     
Livenotes: a system for cooperative and augmented note-taking in lectures
Found in: Proceeding of the SIGCHI conference on Human factors in computing systems (CHI '05)
By Alastair Iles, Daniel Glaser, Eric Tse, Jane Chiu, Jingtao Wang, John Canny, Matthew Kam, Orna Tarshish
Issue Date:April 2005
pp. 531-540
We describe Livenotes, a shared whiteboard system and educational practice that uses wireless communication and tablet computing to support real-time conversations within small groups of students during lectures, independent of class size. We present an in...
     
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