This forum grew out of my personal experiences in moving from hightech, always-online mobile contexts in Denmark and Australia to what I assumed would be rather low-tech Southern African contextssomething I saw as a unique opportunity to apply my tools, skills, and knowledge as a technologist and interaction designer to meaningful problems in a new and challenging environment. Specifically, I was drawn by the ideas of how the ubiquity of mobile-computing devices across Africa can be used to empower individuals and communities for development. Before I moved to Namibia, my research was focused on HCI issues situated at the…
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