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Cross-Cultural Technology Design: Creating Culture-Sensitive Technology for Local Users

Huatong Sun

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199744763
eISBN:
9780199932993
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744763.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Models and Architectures

A demanding challenge in cross-cultural design is how to make a usable technology meaningful to local users. This book examines the disconnect of action and meaning in cross-cultural design and ... More


Balancing Design: OLPC Engineers and ICT Translations at the Periphery

Anita Say Chan

in Beyond Imported Magic: Essays on Science, Technology, and Society in Latin America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027458
eISBN:
9780262325509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027458.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Chan studies the design, use, and meaning of the XO laptops created by the United States-based One Laptop per Child program for deployment in developing and rural zones. Attending to the lessons that ... More


Design and the Reform of Technology: Venturing Out into the Open

Jesse S. Tatum

in Technology and the Good Life?

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226333861
eISBN:
9780226333885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226333885.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Drawing on studies of the home power movement, the chapter distinguishes between technologies and practices that center our existence and those that enable, in a supportive role, that center to exist ... More


Introduction

Harold Salzman and Stephen R. Rosenthal

in Software by Design: Shaping Technology and the Workplace

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195083408
eISBN:
9780197560471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195083408.003.0002
Subject:
Computer Science, Human-Computer Interaction

The concept of social values shaping technology design seems oddly out-of-place to many. Isn’t the design of technology the province of engineers? Aren’t values and technology and other social ... More


Reliability and Risk: The Challenge of Managing Interconnected Infrastructures

Paul Schulman and Emery Roe

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780804793933
eISBN:
9780804798624
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804793933.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

High-reliability management of critical infrastructures-the safe and continued provision of electricity, natural gas, telecommunications, transportation, and water-is a social imperative. Loss of ... More


Designing Differently with Dance

Julia M. Ritter

in Tandem Dances: Choreographing Immersive Performance

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190051303
eISBN:
9780190051341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190051303.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Dance

Chapter 2 brings to light the fact that although choreography has been overlooked in discussions of immersive performance, it has in fact long been invisibly operating as a strategy for immersing ... More


Can Technology and Privacy Co-Exist in a Pandemic?

Ze Shi Li, Visakha Phusamruat, Tony Clear, and Daniela Damian

in Covid-19 in Asia: Law and Policy Contexts

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780197553831
eISBN:
9780197553862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197553831.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

This chapter assesses whether the short-term benefits of using digital technology to suppress the Covid-19 pandemic justify the detrimental long-term consequences for privacy. It addresses this ... More


Institutional Change, Industrial Transitions, and Regime Resistance Politics

David J. Hess

in Undone Science: Social Movements, Mobilized Publics, and Industrial Transitions

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262035132
eISBN:
9780262336444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035132.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

The chapter focuses on the processes of industrial change in relationship to social movements. It builds on two literatures, one on institutional logics and the other on industrial transitions, and ... More


Design Thinking

Thomas Fisher

in Designing Our Way to a Better World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780816698875
eISBN:
9781452954264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816698875.003.0002
Subject:
Art, Design

This chapter explores the dilemmas we face from our disaggregation of the world, reflected in public policies and economic incentives that encourage us to take apart the world in order to analyse, ... More


Translating Magic: The Charisma of One Laptop per Child’s XO Laptop in Paraguay

Morgan G. Ames

in Beyond Imported Magic: Essays on Science, Technology, and Society in Latin America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027458
eISBN:
9780262325509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027458.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Ames describes the appeal of the XO laptop, created by the One Laptop per Child program, in Paraguay in terms of the concept of the charismatic object, which exerts power not because of what it is ... More


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