Intermediated technology interaction in rural contexts

  title={Intermediated technology interaction in rural contexts},
  author={Abhay Sukumaran and Satyan Ramlal and Eyal Ophir and Vangala RamNaresh Kumar and Gaurav Mishra and Vanessa Evers and Venkataraman Balaji and Clifford Nass},
  booktitle={CHI Extended Abstracts},
Access to information technology in developing countries is often indirect, involving human intermediaries. A computer kiosk is a typical instance of three-way interaction between user, kiosk operator, and kiosk technology. We describe a pilot experimental study that investigates whether manipulating the social prominence of the intermediary versus the technology affects perceived information characteristics and attitudes toward the interaction. We suggest that a better understanding of such… CONTINUE READING

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