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MobileWorks: Designing for Quality in a Managed Crowdsourcing Architecture
Found in: IEEE Internet Computing
By Anand Kulkarni,Philipp Gutheim,Prayag Narula,David Rolnitzky,Tapan Parikh,Björn Hartmann
Issue Date:September 2012
pp. 28-35
Online labor marketplaces offer the potential to automate tasks too difficult for computers, but don't always provide accurate results. MobileWorks is a crowd platform that departs from the marketplace model to provide robust, high-accuracy results using t...
 
Information and Communication Technologies for Development
Found in: IEEE Pervasive Computing
By Ramón Cáceres,Elizabeth Belding,Tapan Parikh,Lakshminarayanan Subramanian
Issue Date:July 2012
pp. 12-14
Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICTD) is an emerging field that focuses on the design, implementation, deployment, and evaluation of innovative technologies for social and economic development. The ICTD research agenda is driven...
   
Understanding barriers to information access and disclosure for HIV+ women
Found in: Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development: Full Papers - Volume 1 (ICTD '13)
By Meena Natarajan, Tapan Parikh
Issue Date:December 2013
pp. 143-152
ICTD researchers have employed several technology interventions to help combat the HIV/AIDS epidemic in developing regions. These interventions address medication compliance, decision-making support for health care workers, and awareness campaigns. A major...
     
Local, sustainable, small-scale cellular networks
Found in: Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development: Full Papers - Volume 1 (ICTD '13)
By Kashif Ali, Shaddi Hasan, Eric Brewer, Kurtis Heimerl, Tapan Parikh
Issue Date:December 2013
pp. 2-12
Over five billion people are active cellular subscribers, spending over a trillion dollars a year on communications. Despite this, hundreds of millions of people are still not connected. Implicit in these networks is a top-down design, with large nation-sc...
     
Demo hour
Found in: interactions
By Björn Hartmann, Brian Gawalt, Hiromi Nakamura, Homei Miyashita, Kuang Chen, Kurtis Heimerl, Monika Hoinkis, Roger Ibars, Tapan Parikh
Issue Date:November 2012
pp. 6-7
Demo Hour highlights new prototypes and projects that exemplify innovation and novel forms of interaction.Leah Maestri, Editor
     
Improving community health worker performance through automated SMS
Found in: Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD '12)
By Benjamin Birnbaum, Brian DeRenzi, Joachim Mangilima, Neal Lesh, Tapan Parikh, Gaetano Borriello, Jonathan Payne, Leah Findlater
Issue Date:March 2012
pp. 25-34
Community health workers (CHWs) have been shown to be an effective and powerful intervention for improving community health. Routine visits, for example, can lower maternal and neonatal mortality rates. Despite these benefits, many challenges, including su...
     
Design of a phone-based clinical decision support system for resource-limited settings
Found in: Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD '12)
By Gaetano Borriello, Martin C. Were, Nyoman Ribeka, Tapan Parikh, Yaw Anokwa
Issue Date:March 2012
pp. 13-24
While previous work has shown that clinical decision support systems (CDSS) improve patient care in resource-limited settings, there is little access to such systems at the point of care. Moreover, even when CDSS are available, compliance with care suggest...
     
Folk music goes digital in India
Found in: Proceedings of the 2011 annual conference on Human factors in computing systems (CHI '11)
By Gopal Chouhan, Neha Kumar, Tapan Parikh
Issue Date:May 2011
pp. 1423-1432
Folk music forms in India are rich and diverse, varying from region to region across the Indian landscape. The recent explosion of new media technologies (e.g. DVDs, CDs, mobile phones) in both rural and urban India is changing how oral folk music is being...
     
Metamouse: improving multi-user sharing of existing educational applications
Found in: Proceedings of the 4th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD '10)
By Eric Brewer, Janani Vasudev, Kelly G. Buchanan, Kurtis Heimerl, Tapan Parikh
Issue Date:December 2010
pp. 1-9
Many children, especially in the developing world, must share a computer at school. Often, more advanced or aggressive students dominate, leaving others frustrated and disengaged. One promising approach is to provide each student with their own input devic...
     
Making food, producing sustainability
Found in: Proceedings of the 28th of the international conference extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems (CHI EA '10)
By Eli Blevis, Phoebe Sengers, Richard Beckwith, Tad Hirsch, Tapan Parikh
Issue Date:April 2010
pp. 3147-3150
Many contemporary approaches to environmental sustainability focus on the end-consumer. In this panel, we explore lessons from small food producers for future development of HCI as an agency of sustainable ways of being. We argue that attention to the rela...
     
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 ...
     
Metamouse: multiple mice for legacy applications
Found in: Proceedings of the 27th international conference extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems (CHI EA '09)
By Divya Ramachandran, Eric Brewer, Joyojeet Pal, Kurtis Heimerl, Tapan Parikh
Issue Date:April 2009
pp. 1-4
Single Display Groupware (SDG) solutions have been used to create software for disadvantaged children, particularly in the developing world. SDG allows for greater utilization of the limited infrastructure available to these kids. However, SDG faces challe...
     
Optimizing high latency links in the developing world
Found in: Proceedings of the 2008 ACM workshop on Wireless networks and systems for developing regions (WiNS-DR '08)
By Colin Dixon, Gaetano Borriello, Tapan Parikh, Yaw Anokwa
Issue Date:September 2008
pp. 1-20
Long distance Wi-Fi links, satellite connections, and other low-bandwidth, high-latency, intermittent options are becoming the norm for providing connectivity in the developing world. For network administrators who must manage these connections, providing ...
     
E-imci: improving pediatric health care in low-income countries
Found in: Proceeding of the twenty-sixth annual SIGCHI conference on Human factors in computing systems (CHI '08)
By Brian DeRenzi, Clayton Sims, David S hellenberg, Gaetano Borriello, Marc Mitchell, Mwajuma Chemba, Neal Lesh, Tapan Parikh, Werner Maokla, Yuna Hamisi
Issue Date:April 2008
pp. 49-54
Every year almost 10 million children die before reaching the age of five despite the fact that two-thirds of these deaths could be prevented by effective low-cost interventions. To combat this, the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF developed the ...
     
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