In this TED presentation, a researcher from Nokia touches on a common use of mobile phones in Uganda–a use that is essentially unheard of in the United States. This is exemplary of the manner in which ICT has a multitude of potential functions that designers or original users may never have thought of or believed to be pertinent. If ICT is to be implemented truly 4D, the potential benefits of the consumers in developing regions must be considered, regardless of the utility of a given application in external contexts. Take a look at the video and see one way in which mobile phones are used in Uganda–I think you will be surprised!
23 February 2012
MOBILE PHONES: WHAT FOR?
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