Analysing ICT projects from a design perspective: A case of rural India

V. Parmar, D. Keyson, Cornelis Joachim Petrus Maria de Bont

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To reduce information poverty, several ICT based interventions have been implemented in rural India. Despite huge investments, the user acceptance of information systems at societal level has been limited. This paper analyses four case studies of existing ICT interventions deployed in rural India including the degree to which and how users and other stakeholders were involved in the design. Results indicate that issues of user participation, information exchange, stakeholder involvement, and ICT adoption are critical in design of ICT interventions aiming for high societal impact.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication11th International Design Conference, DESIGN 2010
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2010
Event11th International Design Conference, DESIGN 2010 - Dubrovnik, Croatia
Duration: 17 May 201020 May 2010


Conference11th International Design Conference, DESIGN 2010


  • ICT adoption
  • Information poverty
  • Integral design appraoch
  • User participation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Software
  • Modelling and Simulation


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