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Capabilities and Affordances in the ICT4D Context: Similarities, Differences, and Complementarities

Abstract : The paper examines two concepts that have been frequently used in Information and Communications Technologies for Development (ICT4D) research, capabilities and affordance. We seek to delineate their similarities, their differences, and their accurate application in ICT4D. Both concepts connote a space of opportunities, both are relational between artefact and human agency when applied in ICT4D, and both entail potential rather than actualisation of possibilities. By comparing the two at some length, we hope to generate a more refined understanding of both capabilities and affordance, as well as how they could be more accurately applied in ICT4D.
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Devinder Thapa, Yingqin Zheng. Capabilities and Affordances in the ICT4D Context: Similarities, Differences, and Complementarities. 15th International Conference on Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries (ICT4D), May 2019, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. pp.49-59, ⟨10.1007/978-3-030-19115-3_5⟩. ⟨hal-02281308⟩

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