What is the benefit of human-computer interaction (HCI) to a developing country? On a continent where an estimated one in 130 people has access to a personal computer (PC) , surely interface design is an irrelevant luxury? On the contrary. Precisely because access to information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructure is so limited, it is essential to make the most from the infrastructure that does exist. Human-computer interaction (HCI) has a large role to play in empowering users and adapting technology to local needs. Among South Africans such empowerment is seen as key to our country's future. The following…
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