Designing digital systems for developing regions can be an immensely rewarding experience. Working in areas where there is little digital infrastructure affords the designer the opportunity to have a large, positive impact with relatively small interventions. Of course, with a nonexistent digital infrastructure, the design challenge can be immense. Much has been written in this forum and other venues about the challenges of working with low-literacy users from different cultures in difficult situations. What is infrequently discussed is the logistical issues in funding, running, and completing these projects. Typically, projects are situated within a community, with the goal of…
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