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"Narrowcast yourself": Designing for community storytelling in a rural indian context

M Jones, W Harwood, D Bainbridge, G Buchanan, D Frohlich, D Rachovides, M Frank, M Lalmas

Proceedings of the Conference on Designing Interactive Systems: Processes, Practices, Methods, and Techniques, DIS | Published : 2008


The StoryBank project is examining technologies and practices to allow digitally impoverished communities to take part in the user-generated content revolution. The approach involves combining mobile phones to create audio-visual stories and a touch screen display situated in a community meeting place. This paper discusses the design, evaluation and refinement of the situated display. We consider how our experiences of working with a rural Indian village community influenced design processes, principles and prototypes. The work highlights the value of community-centred design practices and prototypes in such developing-world contexts. Copyright 2008 ACM.

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