Technology as a Cultural Practice
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How do you design a mobile money service for people in rural Uganda who’ve never had a bank account? ...
How do you design a mobile money service for people in rural Uganda who’ve never had a bank account?
How do you test the usability of a mobile phone’s address book for users in rural India who’ve never had an address… yet alone an analog address book?
As cheap PCs and inexpensive mobile phones flood the global market, usability and user experience professionals will encounter more and more questions like these. Questions that challenge not only our research tools and methodologies, but our fundamental assumptions about how people engage with technology.
In this keynote, Rachel will share her thoughts on the challenges and opportunities the current cultural watershed will present to our industry as well as the metamorphosis our field must undergo in order to create great experience across different cultures.
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