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In this Note, we describe the preliminary analysis of the use of NetMeeting™ (NM) to share outputs of a simulation model between farmers and researchers at a distance. We mainly describe issues relating to the asymmetries between the two groups, which lead to different technology preferences and needs.
This paper presents aspects of a nine year research activity into the use of low-cost, low-bandwidth Information and Communications Technology (ICT) to support online meetings between farmers and scientists in rural Australia. It discusses the use of Microsoft NetMeeting#8482; (NM) to support these meetings, and describes the social and technical conditions… (More)
This paper examines the implications of conceptualising planning as a type of design activity. This is explored through results from a two-month field study that investigated the planning and decision making behaviour of people engaged in preparing for multipoint, international air travel. Planning travel is a type of ill-structured complex problem that is… (More)
Remote participatory prototyping is characterised by extended periods of engagement, working directly with participants in the context of real-world problem settings, and by the use of social technologies. This paper reports a prototyping activity that aimed to design web-based software, over a three-month period, to support people's 'everyday' travel… (More)
This study examines the formation of bacterial biofilms on percutaneous wires used for fracture fixation. Twelve control (clinically uninfected) wires and ten infected wires were collected and examined using broth culture and scanning electron microscopy. Three of the 12 control wires grew Staphylococcus spp. with very low bacterial counts in their… (More)
This audit reviewed the trauma theatre time utilisation during April 2000 to March 2001. Instead of a scheduled 8 30 am start, first patient was on the table by only 9 40 am because of various reasons. To use this redundant time carpal tunnel release was started under local anaesthesia, as first case. On re-auditing, it was found that the patient for carpal… (More)
This paper describes a two-year research study that piloted and evaluated the use of low-cost, low-bandwidth Information and Communications Technology (ICT) to support meetings between agricultural researchers and farmers in rural Indonesia and researchers in Australia. We found that the primary constraints to ICT use in rural Indonesia are rarely… (More)