NETWORKS AND DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION

CONSIDERATIONS ABOUT THE USERS AND THE USERS OF THE NEW INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES (NICT)

The user always is the center of the concerns of FUNREDES, as the methodology specifies, which lays the priority on its paricipation in all constitution and formation steps of investigation networks.

As you can read in our publications, the potential of the human and social development of the NICT would be much easier if the user was the center of the processes and not the technic itself; and if they were confronted directly with the tools, lowering the barriers through a special attention on user formation and the quality of the communication interface.

The mesurement of success of an investigation network is done much easier with the number of active users and privileged people than with technical aspects. See the debate about users in The Caribbean.

Selection of publications:

To recognize and integrate the users in conceptual models:

The user and his/her environment

Participation in conferences