Public Administration and Information Technology

User-Centric Technology Design for Nonprofit and Civic Engagements

Editors: Saeed, Saqib (Ed.)

  • 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
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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.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • A Case for Philanthropic Informatics

    Voida, Amy

    Pages 3-13

  • Understanding Internet Use in Grassroots Campaigns: Internet and Social Movement Theory

    Berntzen, Lasse (et al.)

    Pages 15-24

  • The Impact of the Internet on Global Networks: A Perspective

    Virkar, Shefali

    Pages 25-40

  • Ensuring Participatory Design Through Free, Prior and Informed Consent: A Tale of Indigenous Knowledge Management System

    Zaman, Tariq (et al.)

    Pages 41-54

  • Social Website Technologies and Their Impact on Society

    Alshahrani, Saeed (et al.)

    Pages 55-67

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eBook $99.00
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Hardcover $129.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-37729-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
User-Centric Technology Design for Nonprofit and Civic Engagements
Editors
  • Saqib Saeed
Series Title
Public Administration and Information Technology
Series Volume
9
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-05963-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-05963-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-05962-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-37729-2
Series ISSN
2512-1812
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 218
Number of Illustrations and Tables
3 b/w illustrations, 40 illustrations in colour
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