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M obile and pervasive computing technologies provide us with some of the first opportunities to explore computing outside climate-controlled building environments. With this freedom comes an endless variety of environments that the research community has just begun to explore as potential sites for technology use. The original pervasive computing systems(More)
Mobile and wireless computers are rapidly becoming popular with the general public. In our research we design and evaluate new types of applications that take advantage of the unique characteristics of these devices in novel ways. One of these applications is Graffiti, a context-aware device designed using ideas from social navigation research. This system(More)
The emerging ªeld of research that examines the link between information and communication technology and socioeconomic development (ICTD) has been carried forward by researchers mapping methods from their home disciplines onto this new terrain. With this journal logging six years of history (Best & Bar, 2003) and with the third International Conference on(More)
This article examines forms of shared access to technology where some privileges of ownership are retained. I propose a framework for evaluating the equality in access concerns that arise from a multitude of sharing configurations. This analytical lens employs a definition of sharing as informal, non-remunerative resource distributing activities where(More)
Using an ethnographic approach we sought to understand how the personal aspirations and social landscapes of Ghanaians living in London shaped their use of a constellation of new information and communication technologies (ICTs) such as camcorders, digital cameras, the Internet, and mobile phones. Among the individuals we interviewed we discovered two(More)
In contrast to most research in HCI, this workshop focuses on non-use, that is, situations where people do <i>not</i> use computing technology. Using a reflexive pre-workshop activity and discussion-oriented sessions, we will consider the theories, methods, foundational texts, and central research questions in the study of non-use. In addition to a special(More)
University) titled " How Marginalized Populations Self-­‐Organize with Digital Tools. " Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation. Her dissertation looks at the diffusion and use of ICT among Chinese migrant(More)