Effects of Reduced Connectivity in Rural and Remote Communities
In this paper we describe our ongoing work on the impact of limited or lack of connectivity in rural and remote environments. We describe the nature of the problem and its potential impact on local and global sustainability. We then present our current and future plans for collecting data to better understand the needs of this often ignored yet important user population.
Roberta Melvin and Andrea Bunt. 2011. Effects of Reduced Connectivity in Rural and Remote Communities. In Workshop on Everyday Practice and Sustainable HCI: Understanding and Learning from Cultures of (Un)Sustainability (CHI 2011), Vancouver, Canada.