Printing paper technology for development

Joy Ming, Ishita Ghosh, Jay Chen, Azza Abouzied

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Abstract

Despite the recent push toward leveraging information and communication technologies (ICTs) for replacing paper-based tasks, there remain many barriers to designing deployable and appropriate technical solutions that replace paper. As a result, paper tools such as forms, charts, and graphs continue to be widely used in low-resource organizations working in developing regions. However, designing effective paper-based tools that perform computation-like tasks such as addition, subtraction, lookup, and visualization can be difficult. In this demo, we present printr, a system that allows a pub- lisher to rapidly generate and print these "smart" paper tools. With printr we demonstrate one way to improve pa- per tools and leverage benefits of both paper and ICTs with only a fraction of the development, deployment, training, and operational costs of software applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationACM DEV 2014 - Proceedings of the 2014 Annual Symposium on Computing for Development
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages117-118
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781450329361
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 5 2014
Event5th ACM Symposium on Computing for Development, DEV 2014 - San Jose, United States
Duration: Dec 5 2014Dec 6 2014

Publication series

NameACM DEV 2014 - Proceedings of the 2014 Annual Symposium on Computing for Development

Other

Other5th ACM Symposium on Computing for Development, DEV 2014
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose
Period12/5/1412/6/14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software

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    Ming, J., Ghosh, I., Chen, J., & Abouzied, A. (2014). Printing paper technology for development. In ACM DEV 2014 - Proceedings of the 2014 Annual Symposium on Computing for Development (pp. 117-118). (ACM DEV 2014 - Proceedings of the 2014 Annual Symposium on Computing for Development). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/2674377.2678268