Social Informatics: Telecommuting among day labour low income earners
Information Security: Cryptography
Human Computer Interaction
My current research (as part of my PhD) involves finding out how technology, mobile phones and internet technologies, can be used to organize day labour workers, employers and intermediary organizations and make work and worker search more efficient.
We have named the whole research as Telecommuting among members of Open Air Labour Market Exchange (OALME)
The aims of the study are:
To find out the most reasonable ICT application(s) combining mobile phone and Internet technologies that can support employers, self-organizing and organized groups of day labour seekers and intermediary organizations attain a corporation that will
help alleviate some of their day to day problems associated with job seeking and worker search
To design and evaluate a prototype application based on findings from the above aim
Findings so far
We have had mixed sets of findings throughtout the study period. These findings have been captured in a series of working documents.
Have a look at our general architecture here. It is based on findings from Nairobi and Cape Town and is forming the basis of our design