Logo - springer
Slogan - springer

New & Forthcoming Titles | User-Centric Technology Design for Nonprofit and Civic Engagements

User-Centric Technology Design for Nonprofit and Civic Engagements

Saeed, Saqib (Ed.)

2014, XII, 218 p. 43 illus., 40 illus. in color.

Available Formats:
eBook
Information

Springer eBooks may be purchased by end-customers only and are sold without copy protection (DRM free). Instead, all eBooks include personalized watermarks. This means you can read the Springer eBooks across numerous devices such as Laptops, eReaders, and tablets.

You can pay for Springer eBooks with Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Paypal.

After the purchase you can directly download the eBook file or read it online in our Springer eBook Reader. Furthermore your eBook will be stored in your MySpringer account. So you can always re-download your eBooks.

 
$99.00

(net) price for USA

ISBN 978-3-319-05963-1

digitally watermarked, no DRM

Included Format: PDF and EPUB

download immediately after purchase


learn more about Springer eBooks

add to marked items

Hardcover
Information

Hardcover version

You can pay for Springer Books with Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Paypal.

Standard shipping is free of charge for individual customers.

 
$129.00

(net) price for USA

ISBN 978-3-319-05962-4

free shipping for individuals worldwide

usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days


add to marked items

  • Examines the inherent issues, technology design implications, user experiences and guidelines for technology appropriation in non profit settings
  • Analyses general design requirements IT systems for nonprofit organizations
  • Investigates the increased political importance of the nonprofit sector and their general organizational characteristics
Due to the increased global political importance of the nonprofit sector, its technological support and organizational characteristics have become important fields of research. In order to conduct effective work, nonprofits need to communicate and coordinate effectively. However, such settings are generally characterized by a lack of resources, an absence of formal hierarchical structures and differences in languages and culture among the activists. Modern technologies could help nonprofit networks in improving their working. In order to design appropriate technological support for such settings, it is important to understand their work practices, which widely differ from traditional business organizations. This book aims to strengthen the body of knowledge by providing user studies and concepts related to user centered technology design process for nonprofit settings. The examination of ethnographic studies and user centered evaluation of IT artifacts in practice will further the understanding of design requirements of these systems. This book includes chapters from leading scholars and practitioners on the technology design process examining human centered factors. The chapters will focus on developed and developing countries as they both have unique issues in technology design. The book will be useful or of interest to academics from a range of fields including information systems, human computer interaction, computer supported cooperative work and organizational science as well as for government officials and governmental organizations.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » IT Systems - Knowledge Management - Nonprofit organizations - Open Sources Systems - State institutions - Technology Appropriation

Related subjects » Innovation - Technology Management - Software Engineering

Table of contents / Preface / Sample pages 

Popular Content within this publication 

 

Articles

Read this Book on Springerlink

Services for this book

New Book Alert

Get alerted on new Springer publications in the subject area of Public Administration.