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"Dr. Saqib Saeed" <[log in to unmask]>
Mon, 16 Sep 2013 22:36:55 +0500
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*Proposal Submission: 30 September 2013
Proposal Acceptance/Rejection Notification: 5 October 2013
Full Chapter Submission: 30 October 2013
*User-Centric Technology Design for Nonprofit and Civic Engagements
A Book Edited by Dr. Saqib Saeed (Bahria University Islamabad, Pakistan)
To be published by Springer Public Administration and Information
Technology Series

1. Introduction
Recently Non-profit settings have got attention of general public as state
institutions are reducing their responsibilities towards citizens. In order
to indulge in effective work, such social settings need to communicate and
coordinate effectively. However, such settings are typically 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.
Technology support for nonprofit sector is an important field of research
not only due to the increased political importance of this sector in a
globalizing world but also due to their organizational characteristics. 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. Ethnographic studies and user-centered evaluation of IT
artifacts in practice, will help to better understand the design
requirements of such settings. This book will include 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 objective of the proposed book is to invite ideas, suggestions and
recommendations and publish high quality contributions examining the
inherent issues, technology design implications, user experiences and
guidelines for technology appropriation in non-profit settings.
2. Recommended Topics and Themes
Topics to be discussed in this book include (but are not limited to) the
 Technology Appropriation in Nonprofit Organizations
 Empirical Studies of Technology Usage in Nonprofit Settings
 Open Sources Systems and Nonprofit Organizations
 Web 2.0 and Nonprofit Organizations
 Evaluation of IT Systems in Practice
 Technology based Collaboration among Nonprofit Organizations
 Technology for Advocacy and Mobilization Campaigns
 Technology based Communication among Nonprofit Stakeholders
 IT and Knowledge Management in Nonprofit Settings
 System Usability Issues of Nonprofit Settings

Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word document)
Dr. Saqib Saeed
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