Positive Technology and User Experience for Human Needs in Developing Countries: Some Considerations

  • Nils Backhaus
  • Stefan Brandenburg
  • Anna Trapp
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8519)


The present paper highlights the importance of positive technology, user experience, and needs fulfillment in developing countries. It proposes a theoretical framework that enables engineers and interaction designers to develop products that help users to fulfill their interaction needs in this special environment. Put in other words: the proposed environment-sensitive user-centered design framework elicits positive technology for users in developing countries. Adequate methods corresponding to this framework are summarized and effects of positive technology in developing countries are discussed.


Rural areas developing countries user experience human needs socio-technical system approach user-centered design 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nils Backhaus
    • 1
  • Stefan Brandenburg
    • 1
  • Anna Trapp
    • 1
  1. 1.Cognitive Psychology and Cognitive ErgonomicsTechnische Universität BerlinGermany

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