Using the Living Lab Approach to Develop and Adapt a Context-Aware ICT4D Solution

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dc.contributor.author Ntawanga, Felix
dc.contributor.author Coleman, Alfred
dc.date.accessioned 2016-12-24T14:23:48Z
dc.date.available 2016-12-24T14:23:48Z
dc.date.issued 2016-12-15
dc.identifier.citation Ntawanga, F., & Coleman, A. (2016). Using the living lab approach to develop and adapt a context-aware ICT4D solution. The African Journal of Information and Communication (AJIC), 19, 39-58. https://doi.org/10.23962/10539/21587 en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 2077-7213 (online version)
dc.identifier.issn 2077-7205 (print version)
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10539/21587
dc.identifier.uri https://doi.org/10.23962/10539/21587
dc.description.abstract The rising use of mobile smartphones by people in rural areas of the developing world has resulted in increased deployment of information and communications technology for development (ICT4D) solutions targeted at empowering rural communities to overcome various socio-economic challenges. However, shortfalls in infrastructure, community buy-in, training, and management of ICT interventions are widely cited as impeding user acceptance and sustainability of potentially useful rural ICT4D interventions. This article outlines a deployment of the living lab approach to develop and adapt a mobile, web-based, e-procurement solution for small-scale retailers in Kgautswane, a remote rural area in South Africa’s Limpopo Province. The living lab approach is an open-innovation methodology for development of context-based sustainable ICT4D solutions. en_ZA
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher LINK Centre, University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), Johannesburg en_ZA
dc.subject ICT4D, rural areas, sustainability, living lab, open innovation, context-aware computing, usability, Kgautswane, South Africa en_ZA
dc.title Using the Living Lab Approach to Develop and Adapt a Context-Aware ICT4D Solution en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA
dc.journal.title The African Journal of Information and Communication (AJIC) en_ZA
dc.description.librarian CA2016 en_ZA
dc.citation.doi https://doi.org/10.23962/10539/21587
dc.citation.issue 19 en_ZA
dc.description.url www.wits.ac.za/linkcentre/ajic en_ZA
dc.orcid.id Ntawanga: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5020-1930
dc.orcid.id Coleman: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4729-4996


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