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Lack of partnership with key community members causes ICT4D projects to fail
From Putting People First

Lack of partnership with key community members causes ICT4D projects to fail

The main lesson is that even a nearly imperceptible deviation from the full inclusion of all relevant parties in every aspect of the project can result in large...

The effect of Covid-19 on education in Africa
From Putting People First

The effect of Covid-19 on education in Africa

This report, and the survey findings behind it, provides a unique insight into the perspectives of EdTech experts regarding the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic...

[Book] The Weirdest People in the World
From Putting People First

[Book] The Weirdest People in the World

Provocative and engaging in both its broad scope and its surprising details, The WEIRDest People in the World explores how culture, institutions, and psychology...

[Book] The Innovation Delusion
From Putting People First

[Book] The Innovation Delusion

The authors offer a compelling plan for how we can shift our focus away from the pursuit of growth at all costs, and back toward neglected activities like maintenance...

[Book] Slow computing
From Putting People First

[Book] Slow computing

Slow Computing: Why We Need Balanced Digital Livesby Rob Kitchin and Alistair FraserBristol University PressSeptember 2020 – 224 pages Digital technologies should...

Nicolas Nova: we have to learn how to domesticate our smartphones
From Putting People First

Nicolas Nova: we have to learn how to domesticate our smartphones

Sur la base d‘une enquête de terrain menée à Genève, Los Angeles et Tokyo, cet ouvrage aborde la dimension proprement anthropologique du smartphone.

[Book] Engaged: Designing for Behavioral Change
From Putting People First

[Book] Engaged: Designing for Behavioral Change

Behavior change design creates entrancing—and effective—products and experiences. Whether you’ve studied psychology or are new to the field, you can incorporate...

Anthropology and technology conference
From Putting People First

Anthropology and technology conference

The Anthropology + Technology conference brings together pioneering technologists and social scientists from across the globe. Its aim is to facilitate dialogue...

[Book] Possibilities and challenges of AI for work and society
From Putting People First

[Book] Possibilities and challenges of AI for work and society

Artificial Intelligence is permeating a wide range of areas and it is bound to transform work and society. This dossier asks what needs to be done politically in...

Four priorities from the social changes for shaping the post-pandemic world
From Putting People First

Four priorities from the social changes for shaping the post-pandemic world

The social sciences don’t produce much in the way of patentable widgets or, indeed, life-saving vaccines. However, the analysis and insights they generate can and...

Three reports to helps us address online manipulation
From Putting People First

Three reports to helps us address online manipulation

Research has gradually revealed the extent to which online manipulation has been weaponised to affect societies in almost every important way that society works...

You are not your data but your data is still you
From Putting People First

You are not your data but your data is still you

New worlds need new language. TOne of those things to name is what is happening to ourselves and our data proxies. Expanding our language from privacy to personhood...

UX designer breaks down the “malicious” design of Trump’s campaign website
From Putting People First

UX designer breaks down the “malicious” design of Trump’s campaign website

While UX designers are trained to be on the side of the user, there are ways that the user experience can be manipulated to be in favor of the "product" — in this...

[Book] AI and UX: Why Artificial Intelligence Needs User Experience
From Putting People First

[Book] AI and UX: Why Artificial Intelligence Needs User Experience

The book explores the future of artificial intelligence (AI) through interviews with AI experts and explores AI history, product examples and failures, and proposes...

Why computing belongs within the social sciences
From Putting People First

Why computing belongs within the social sciences

This article argues [that] the well-publicized social ills of computing will not go away simply by integrating ethics instruction or codes of conduct into computing...

[Book] The Anthropology of Epidemics
From Putting People First

[Book] The Anthropology of Epidemics

Published before global movement drew largely to a halt, before the majority of the earth’s human population was shut indoors and before words like ‘virus’ and...

Deutsche Bank Research on life after Covid-19
From Putting People First

Deutsche Bank Research on life after Covid-19

It will take years to recover from covid-19. This edition of Konzept, the online magazine of Deutsche Bank Research, analyses the many different ways in which the...

[Book] Life After COVID-19: The Other Side of Crisis
From Putting People First

[Book] Life After COVID-19: The Other Side of Crisis

Almost every aspect of society will change after the pandemic, but if we learn lessons then life can be better. Featuring expert authors from across academia and...

Visions of the post-pandemic home
From Putting People First

Visions of the post-pandemic home

Vitra, the German manufacturing company, published this week a “set of hypotheses” on the future of the home, as living spaces are pushed to the limits.

The ethnographer and the algorithm: beyond the black box
From Putting People First

The ethnographer and the algorithm: beyond the black box

Angèle Christin argues that we can explicitly enroll algorithms in ethnographic research, which can shed light on unexpected aspects of algorithmic systems—including...
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