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Magazine: Winter 2012 | Volume 19, No. 2

Are you a good match for <i>XRDS?</i>

COLUMN: Letter from the editors

Are you a good match for XRDS?

By Peter Kinnaird, Inbal Talgam-Cohen

HTML | In the Digital Library
Tags: Document types

INBOX

DEPARTMENT: Inbox

INBOX

By XRDS Staff

HTML | In the Digital Library
Tags: Document types, General and reference

Information technology and international development

Blogging: 5 tips for your success

ACM student volunteers

Student chapter excellence

Harvard undergraduates earn silver medal in ACM-ICPC

The XRDS Blog

DEPARTMENT: Blogs

The XRDS Blog

The newly launched XRDS blog highlights a range of topics from conference overviews to privacy and security, from HCI to cryptography. Selected blog posts, edited for print, will be featured in every issue. Please visit xrds.acm.org/blog to read each post in its entirety.

By Wolfgang Richter, Dimitris Mitropoulos

HTML | In the Digital Library
Tags: Application servers, Client-server architectures, Computational complexity and cryptography, Computer crime, Cryptography, Data encryption, Database web servers, Human computer interaction (HCI), Security and privacy

Seven factors for designing successful mHealth projects

SECTION: Features

Seven factors for designing successful mHealth projects

Although mobile technology has the power to vastly improve healthcare delivery in developing regions, many issues can affect the success of mHealth systems.

By Atanu Garai

HTML | In the Digital Library
Tags: Collaborative and social computing, Health care information systems, Human computer interaction (HCI), Social and professional topics

Designing and developing an open source medical informatics module

Designing and developing an open source medical informatics module

Lessons learned in planning and managing a development sprint to build a flexible, open source HL7 query service while successfully collaborating with diverse stakeholders and volunteers.

By Suranga Nath Kasthurirathne

HTML | In the Digital Library
Tags: Collaborative and social computing, Health care information systems, Social and professional topics, Software management

Crime prevention technologies in low-income communities

Crime prevention technologies in low-income communities

Using collaborative technology as a grassroots effort to reduce violent crime in Chicago.

By Sheena Lewis Erete

HTML | In the Digital Library
Tags: Human-centered computing, Social and professional topics

Online education for developing contexts

Online education for developing contexts

A personal experience with academia in Pakistan leads to using online education initiatives as an opportunity for massive improvement.

By Arjumand Younos

HTML | In the Digital Library
Tags: Computer science education, Distance learning, E-learning, Information science education, Social and professional topics

ICTD at the University of California Berkeley

ICTD at the University of California Berkeley

Several leading researchers from UC Berkeley share their personal research stories, opinions about the field, and advice for students interested in ICTD.

By Nithya Sambasivan

HTML | In the Digital Library
Tags: Computing occupations, Human-centered computing, Social and professional topics

A social scientist sits among ICTD workers

Voices in ICT for development

Voices in ICT for development

Researchers from around the world tell us about their personal and institutional efforts in international development.

By Nithya Sambasivan

HTML | In the Digital Library
Tags: Computer science education, Computing occupations, Human-centered computing, Information science education, Social and professional topics

Lessons and opportunities in ICT4D

Lessons and opportunities in ICT4D

If ICT4D aims to effectively answer the grand challenges it faces, young researchers, in both design and computer science, must be aware of the consequences of how terminology frames this field, be willing to critique and adjust research methods and attend to neglected, challenging concepts.

By Samantha Merritt

HTML | In the Digital Library
Tags: Computer science education, Computing occupations, Human-centered computing, Information science education

Facing the African ICTD academic divide

Facing the African ICTD academic divide

This article stitches together the current journey of ICTD researchers based in Africa who formed a virtual network, which hopes to contribute toward the enhancement of representation within the academic ICTD community.

By Kathleen Diga

HTML | In the Digital Library
Tags: Codes of ethics, Computing / technology policy, Computing occupations, Computing organizations, Human-centered computing

User experience practices in Nairobi's iHub community

User experience practices in Nairobi's iHub community

How a forthcoming user experience (UX) lab will meet the needs of the African technology community.

By Mark Kamau, Angela Crandall, Kagonya Awori

HTML | In the Digital Library
Tags: Computing occupations, Computing organizations, Human computer interaction (HCI)

Research at Nairobi's iHub

Matthew Kam: Technology, impact and development

D-Lab-ICT: spreading ICT innovation

ICT for education

Iterative numerical methods for nonlinear systems