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In this paper we investigate the problems and potential solutions to the effective establishment of HCI and usability in India and China. Our discussion is motivated by five years of collaboration with relevant bodies in both countries through EU-funded projects encouraging the development of a usability culture in academic and industrial sectors. In order(More)
Typing in an Indian language is currently not an easy task. Significant training is required before one can achieve an acceptable speed and only professional typists make the investment. Part of the complexity arises due to the structure of Indic scripts and large number of characters in each script. Solutions to input text in Indic languages have been(More)
This paper presents a method and results of an ethnographic study aimed at building an understanding of Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) adoption in Mumbai, India. The study combined field observations and semi-structured interviews ðN ¼ 43Þ of early ATM adopters, bank customers who do not use ATMs, and people who used the ATM for the first time as part of(More)
The Azim Premji Foundation has created a repository of educational CDs based on various state curricula for bringing technology-based learning to schools, specifically schools in rural areas. This initiative is expected to meet several objectives, primarily: (a) to attract children to schools; (b) once attracted to school, sustain their interest in(More)
This SIG will facilitate a debate concerning how best to support the development of indigenous HCI in developing countries, both as part of education and training systems and within industrial practice. 1 Background There are signs of a new world economic and political order, where countries like Brazil, China, India and South Africa are emerging key(More)