Articles about Africa

Ghana Calling: Dust, Multiple SIMs, and Music Sharing

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Everyday mobile phone use in Accra, Ghana, has some unique challenges, but it is similar to mobile phone use in other parts of the world. [Read More]

Designing on Mars: Participatory Design and Training in Very Unfamiliar Environments

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Gathering information in an unfamiliar cultural context is time-consuming. Described here is the technique adopted by a team of the Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute (M-ITI) in response. [Read More]

Access in Africa: A Personal Perspective

A digitizing project highlighted additional accessibility challenges for many in Africa: a lack of the basic infrastructure that the Global North takes for granted. [Read More]