Digital Literacy and Socio-Cultural Acceptance of ICT in Developing Countries
This book discusses the role of human computer interaction (HCI) design in fostering digital literacy and promoting socio-cultural acceptance and usage of the latest ICT innovations in developing countries. The book presents techniques, theories, case studies, and methodologies in HCI design approaches that have been used to foster digital literacy, break the socio-cultural barriers to ICT adoption, and promote the widespread usage of the latest innovations in the health, agriculture, economic, education and social sectors in developing countries. The authors provide insights on how crossing disciplines in HCI such as usability design, user centered design, user experience, anticipated user experience, technology acceptance design, persuasive design, philosophical designs, motivational design, social-cultural oriented designs, and other HCI design approaches have promoted digital literacy and stimulated socio-cultural acceptance and the usage of the latest ICT innovations. The book is relevant in academic, industry and government.Presents theoretical, practical, and socio-cultural approaches to digital literacy challenges in developing countries;Discusses recent ICT and HCI innovations used to transform the health, agriculture, economic, education and social sectors in developing countries;Provides insights on design opportunities and challenges presented in countries where digital literacy is very low and with complex socio-cultural dynamics.
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