Arvind Ashok

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Many attempts to bridge the digital divide between lesser-developed countries (LDC) through Information & Communication Technology (ICT) projects have had little success. With the concurrent rise in number of ICT projects in rural areas, the current situation calls for better design. However, it is our claim that the nature of villages.being devoid of(More)
This paper describes and compares notions of <i>luxury</i> and <i>new luxury</i> as a social notion of sustainability. The context of the discourse is sustainable interaction design (SID), defined in the paper and attributed to several sources. Several research questions are posed concerning the relationship between luxury, new luxury, quality, and equality(More)
In this paper, we present a tool to increase the efficiency of public transport buses inside the metropolitan city of Madras (Chennai) in South India. The amount of people dropping out of the public bus system is growing at an alarming rate, and arresting this problem is at the root of our prototype. By increasing efficiency of the system, we hope that this(More)
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