Design and Determination: The Role of Information Technology in Redressing Regional Inequities in the Development Process

Design and Determination: The Role of Information Technology in Redressing Regional Inequities in the Development Process

by Stephen Edgar Little, Stephen E. Little
     
 

ISBN-10: 0754610993

ISBN-13: 9780754610991

Pub. Date: 09/28/2004

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited

Little, head of the Centre for Innovation, Knowledge and Enterprise (Open U. Business School, Milton Keynes, UK), considers the social nature of design and the implications of new information technology on design and development in the context of the digital divide. He is particularly concerned with ensuring that both the form and the content of technology are…  See more details below

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Little, head of the Centre for Innovation, Knowledge and Enterprise (Open U. Business School, Milton Keynes, UK), considers the social nature of design and the implications of new information technology on design and development in the context of the digital divide. He is particularly concerned with ensuring that both the form and the content of technology are appropriate for productive material and cultural use in low-income areas; his intent is to move beyond the binarism that separates the design of technology from the conditions of its use. Little looks, moreover, at the role of information and communication technologies in globalization and the global and local implications of development inequities arising from it. The volume lacks a subject index. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754610991
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
09/28/2004
Series:
Voices in Development Management Series
Pages:
278
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

1Design and determination : overcoming exclusion in an emergent global system3
2Chains, networks, webs : the topology and geography of a global system of development18
3Wicked problems and evil empires : positivism, complexity and the Cold War origins of the information society35
4Virtual working : public and private presence in cyberspace55
5Windows of opportunity : supporting development with appropriate technologies or appropriated technologies72
6Finding a lever to move the world : the design paradigm and its value89
7Time-frames and design decision-making113
8Finding a place to stand : a "metatechnical" framework for development136
9Cultures, designs and design cultures162
10Development by design : two national development paths193
11Designing development : cultural consonances in post-Cold War era215
12Through the window or through the looking glass : prospects for greater equity in development228

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