Talks and Poster Presentations (with Proceedings-Entry):
M. Tomitsch, F. Sturm, M. Konzett, A. Bolin, I. Wagner, T. Grechenig:
"Stories from the Field: Mobile Phone Usage and its Impact on People´s Lives in East Africa";
Talk: International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD2010),
London , UK;
- 12-16-2010; in: "Proceedings of the International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD2010)",
In this paper we present results from contextual
interviews and observations, which we conducted in Tanzania
over a period of six weeks. In our interviews we focused on use
cases and benefits that the mobile phone introduced in these
areas. Specifically we were interested in the impact of mobile
ICTs on social networks in general and communication with
friends and family in particular. The goal of the study was to
identify potential areas where ICTs could improve people's lives.
Based on an analysis of the results from this study we
created personas, which describe archetype mobile phone users
and their respective needs and goals. The paper concludes with a
number of directions for further research in this area.
Developing nations, mobile communication, social factors
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