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Democracy, design and development in community content creation: lessons from the StoryBank project

Frohlich, DM, Bhat, R, Jones, M, Lalmas, M, Frank, M, Rachovides, D, Tucker, R and Riga, K (2009) Democracy, design and development in community content creation: lessons from the StoryBank project Information Technologies and International Development, 5 (4). 19 - 35. ISSN 1544-7529

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Abstract

Mobile and Web 2.0 technology have the very real potential to democratize the creation and sharing of multimedia content in developing communities, even beyond the levels currently seen in community radio and television. In this article, we report the ªndings of an exercise to test this potential in partnership with a Budikote village in southern India. We show how a system called StoryBank supported the creation of short digital stories on a text-free camera phone, and how these stories could be shared through a community repository and touch-screen display. Despite the success of a ªeld trial in which 137 stories were created and shared over a one-month period, various technical and social factors meant that the devices and content were more hierarchically managed and controlled than expected. The implications of these experiences for rural development and community-centered design are discussed.

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Additional Information: This is an electronic evrsion of an articlepublished as Frohlich DM, Bhat R, Jones M, Lalmas M, Frank M, Rachovides D, Tucker R, Riga K (2009). Democracy, design and development in community content creation: lessons from the StoryBank project. Information Technologies and International Development 5(4):19-35. Available online at: http://itidjournal.org/itid/issue/view/24
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Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences > School of Arts
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2012 13:08
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2013 18:58
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/103160

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