In the summer of 2005, I spent two weeks at a remote village school in Uttar Pradesh, Northern India . Even though I had prior experience in user-centered design, that episode was the first time that I had worked with rural school children as partners in the design process. The goal of this exploratory research was to understand what might be some appropriate e-learning applications that we can design for and with them. To address this goal, I loaned out inexpensive digital cameras to the students so that they could photograph and tell me more about everyday scenarios in…
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