Designing a voice-based employment exchange for rural India

Jerome White, Mayuri Duggirala, Saurabh Srivastava, Krishna Kummamuru

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Abstract

We present observations from various user studies that have helped to guide the design and deployment of a voice-based employment platform. Specifically, we present findings as a function of demographics, considering employers and candidates across two regions of Karnataka. Our results are of use to those building interfaces to address rural unemployment in particular, and those looking to understand the employment landscape of rural India in general. Our main contributions are motivating the need for such a platform in this context, and offering insight into the engineering of job matches.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 5th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development, ICTD 2012
Pages367-373
Number of pages7
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
Event5th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development, ICTD 2012 - Atlanta, GA, United States
Duration: Mar 12 2012Mar 15 2012

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series

Other

Other5th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development, ICTD 2012
CountryUnited States
CityAtlanta, GA
Period3/12/123/15/12

Keywords

  • HCI
  • India
  • Mobile phone
  • Rural employment
  • Spoken Web

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Networks and Communications

Cite this

White, J., Duggirala, M., Srivastava, S., & Kummamuru, K. (2012). Designing a voice-based employment exchange for rural India. In Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development, ICTD 2012 (pp. 367-373). (ACM International Conference Proceeding Series). https://doi.org/10.1145/2160673.2160717