|SES #||LECTURES AND CASE STUDIES||READINGS DISCUSSIONS|
|1||Introduction to NextLab |
Proposal selection process (PDF)
Project proposal presentations
Needs assessment (Guest lecture by Rachel Hall-Clifford)
Planning ICT4D Interventions
Heeks. "ICT4D 2.0: The Next Phase of Applying ICT for International Development."
Donner et al. "Stages of Design in Technology for Global Development."
Pentland et al. "DakNet: rethinking connectivity in developing nations."
Economic and social conditions
Technology survey / ICT penetration
Banerjee and Duflo. "The Economic Lives of the Poor."
Jensen. "The Digital Provide: Information (Technology), Market Performance, and Welfare in the South Indian Fisheries Sector."
|6||Milestone 1: Elevator pitch, including related work|
Social and cultural considerations (PDF)
Malink. "Design of Health Care Technologies for the Developing World."
Caldwell. "Cultural and Social Factors Influencing Mortality Levels in Developing Countries."
|8||Milestone 1 continued|
Kumar. "eChoupals: A Study on the Financial Sustainability of Village Internet Centers in Rural Madhya Pradesh."
Milestone 3 requirements
Milestone 2: Presentations on needs assessment results
|11||Milestone 2 results (continued)|
Parishk et al. "Design studies for a financial management system for micro-credit groups in rural India."
Parikh and Lazowa. "Designing an architecture for delivering mobile info services to rural developing world."
Mehdi et al. "Text-Free User Interfaces for Illiterate and Semiliterate Users."
Mehdi and Toyama. "Full-Context Videos for First-Time, Non-Literate PC Users."
Two guest lectures:
1) An Introduction to the GSMA’s Mobile Innovation Market and Development Fund. (Guest lecture by Andy McGuire, GSMA.)
2) Microsoft Innovation Partnership Program (Guest lecture by Smeeta Hirani, Microsoft.)
Milestone 3: Presentations on system design and initial implementation results
Health (PDF) (Courtesy of Gari Clifford. Used with permission.)
Clifford, G., et al. "Medical information systems: A foundation for healthcare technologies in developing countries."
Blaya et al. "A web-based laboratory information system to improve quality of care of tuberculosis patients in Peru: functional requirements, implementation and usage statistics."
Anantraman et al. "Handheld computers for rural healthcare: Experiences from research concept to global operations."
Sherwani et al. "HealthLine: Speech-based Access to Health Information by Low-literate Users."
Fraser et al. "An information system and medical record to support HIV treatment in rural Haiti."
Malkin, "Technologies for clinically relevant physiological measurements in developing countries."
|15||Milestone 3 results (continued)|
Szot et al. "Diagnostic Accuracy of Chest X-rays Using a Digital Camera for Low-Cost Teleradiology."
Plauché and Nallasamy. "Speech interfaces for equitable access to information technology."
|17||Milestone 4: Sustainability and financial factors|
|18||Milestone 4 continued|
Leach. "DEEP IMPACT: an investigation of the use of information and communication technologies for teacher education in the global south."
Kam et al. "Localized iterative design for language learning in underdeveloped regions."
Kremer and Miguel. "Worms: Identifying Impacts on Health & Education in Presence of Treatment Externalites."
Mobile money and transactions
Wishart. "Micro-Payment Systems and Their Application to Mobile Networks."
Vodafone and Nokia. "The Transformational Potential of M-Transactions."
|21||Milestone 5: Demo|
Milestone 5 continued
Nextlab Final Presentation Template
|23||Milestone 6: Final presentation practice|
|24||Milestone 6 continued|
Final presentation event
Opening remarks by Jhonatan Rotberg and Luis Sarmenta
For individual project presentations and demonstrations, see the Projects pages.