Sarah Sterling, Leslie Dodson, Hawra Al-Rabaan
Over the past five years, Interactions has brought HCI for development (HCID) into focus with contributions from authors such as Kentaro Toyama, Neil Patel, Edwin Blake, and Shikoh Gitau. This work continues to espouse participatory, user-centered design paradigms to effectively remove barriers to technology access and use. In particular, HCID research focuses on meeting the distinctive needs of users and creating opportunities for empowerment in infrastructure-challenged regions. Here, we focus on rural Berber communities in Morocco. The outcomes of our research suggest it could be generalized to other low-literacy communities, as well as to communities where gender roles prohibit…
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