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Technology Use and Barriers in Rural and Remote Environments (2015)

Technology Use and Barriers in Rural and Remote Environments (2015)

This project examines technology use in rural and remote areas. Through qualitative studies with residents in rural and Northern Manitoba, we aim to understand how currently available infrastructure affects individual and community productivity, as well as family communication. Our findings also highlight a number of promising implications for design.

 

Project Publications

The Effect of Signal Expense and Dependability on Family Communication in Rural and Northern Canada

Roberta M. Melvin, Andrea Bunt, Erick Odour and Carman Neustaedter (2015). The Effect of Signal Expense and Dependability on Family Communication in Rural and Northern Canada. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2015), 717-726

Investigating Connectivity Challenges and Available Mitigation for Communication in Rural and Remote

Melvin, R., Investigating Connectivity Challenges and Available Mitigation for Communication in Rural and Remote Environments, Master's Thesis, 2014, University of Manitoba

Designed for Work, but not from Here: Rural and Remote Perspectives on Networked Technology

Melvin, R. and Bunt, A. (2012) Designed for Work, but not from Here: Rural and Remote Perspectives on Networked Technology, Proceedings of ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS 2012), pp. 176-185.

Effects of Reduced Connectivity in Rural and Remote Communities

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

Collaborators

Andrea Bunt

Andrea Bunt

Associate Professor

As well as: Erick Odour and Carman Neustaedter