Technology for Emerging Markets
Helping to solve challenges in developing communities
Understanding how technologies can address the needs and aspirations of people in the world's developing communities and using technology to improve people's lives. Specifically, the Technology for Emerging Markets research group focuses on:
- Health, Health Organizations, and Health Education: Designing and implementing systems for data collection and biometrics, and encouraging healthy behaviors.
- Education: Exploring the use of computing as a learning tool in challenging learning environments not only for children, but also for college students and adults.
- Human-Computer Interaction: Designing and evaluating technology in the face of a wide variety of constraints in the developing world.
- Context and Critique: Drawing on ethnographic models to explore the complexities of sociotechnical systems in resource-constrained settings.
- Aditya Vashistha, Edward Cutrell, Gaetano Borriello, and William Thies, Sangeet Swara: A Community-Moderated Voice Forum in Rural India, ACM – Association for Computing Machinery, May 2015.
- Indrani Medhi Thies, User Interface Design for Low-Literate and Novice Users: Past, Present and Future, in Foundations and Trends in Human-Computer Interaction, Now Publishers Inc. , April 2015.
- Edward Cutrell, Jacki O’Neill, Srinath Bala, B. Nitish, Andrew Cross, Nakull Gupta, Viraj Kumar, and William Thies, Blended Learning in Indian Colleges with Massively Empowered Classroom, ACM – Association for Computing Machinery, March 2015.
- Indrani Medhi-Thies, Pedro Ferreira, Nakull Gupta, Jacki O’Neill, and Edward Cutrell, KrishiPustak: A Social Networking System for Low- Literate Farmers, ACM – Association for Computing Machinery, March 2015.
- Indrani Medhi Thies, Pedro Ferreira, Nakull Gupta, Jacki O’Neill, and Edward Cutrell, KrishiPustak: A Social Networking System for Low- Literate Farmers (Best paper honorable mention), ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work , March 2015.
- Accredited Social Health Activists Assist
- Catalyst: Center for Sustainable Development
- Financial Service Delivery to the Poor and Technology
- Household Social and Economic Mobility
- LifeX: Lifestyle eXplorer
- Mobile Phone-Enabled Banking and Payments
- Kelsa+: IT Access for Low-Income Workers