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The Effect of Linguistic Explicitness and English Language Proficiency on the Credibility of Online Medical Information
Perceived credibility is important to consumers of online medical information because it frequently forms the basis for making treatment choices. While credibility is important to users around the globe, most medical Web sites have been designed primarily for audiences within specific cultural contexts. Many medical Web sites ...
Investigating Resource-Constrained Populations: Developing Design Approaches to Support Agency and Reciprocity
Designing for information and communication technologies (ICTs) in developing countries and for poor communities in developed countries presents unique challenges. In these settings, people have limited access to a variety of resources which result in challenges in daily life. Constraints in these settings include infrastructure, ...
Transitioning Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICTD) Projects from Research to Implementation
Since international development emerged at the end of World War II, people have had high expectations that technology and information would play a central role in improving the lives of people in resource-constrained environments. However, we still do not understand how best to design and implement technologies to inform, ...
Indicating Impact: The Environmental Life-Cycle Rating Label
(IEEE International Professional Communication Conference, 2011)
Point-of-purchase environmental labeling can complement governmental environmental regulation by enabling consumers to address environmental problems via their purchasing power. Environmental labels can also provide manufacturers with an economic incentive — via consumer purchasing behavior — to create products that do less ...