KrishiPustak: A Social Networking System for Low-Literate Farmers
2015 (English)In: Proocedings for Computer Supported Cooperative Work 2015 / [ed] ACM, 2015, 45-48 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Affordable mobile handsets and easier access to mobile internet has popularized the usage of existing social networking systems (SNSes) in the developing world. Most of these (E.g. Facebook, Twitter etc.) are text-heavy and do not work well for low-literate populations in resource constrained settings. We designed and deployed KrishiPustak, an audio-visual SN mobile application for low-literate farming populations in rural India. KrishiPustak has a text-free design, with all functionality represented by graphical icons. To support poor internet connectivity it also works in an offline mode. In this demo paper we discuss the motivations behind KrishiPustak, the design decisions we took and the development of the actual application. This demo is an abbreviated companion for a separate CSCW paper published in this conference .
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. 45-48 p.
HCI4D, ICTD, India, Low-literate, Social media, Computer supported cooperative work, Developing countries, Interactive computer systems, Internet, Mobile telecommunication systems, Rural areas, Social networking (online), Low literates, Groupware
Research subject Human-computer Interaction
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-166569DOI: 10.1145/2675133.2675224ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84939152460OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-166569DiVA: diva2:811328
CSCW'15,March 14-18 2015 Vancouver, BC, Canada
QC 201505252015-05-112015-05-112016-03-01Bibliographically approved