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Re: minutes of june 15 meeting / the "context" discussion item.

From: Raphaël Dard <Dard@intracen.org>
Date: Tue, 16 Jun 2009 10:36:06 +0200
Message-Id: <4A377595.8DE1.0088.0@intracen.org>
To: "Mira Slavova" <mira@mmd4d.org>
Cc: <public-mw4d@w3.org>
Hi Mira,

Thanks for your feedback. Your point is very valid. Let's use existing
indicators.

The suggestion is not to create an index, but rather to lead potential
mobile application development leads to ask themselves key questions,
before embarking on one technology or another.

While the ICT development index is very useful and a reference we
should take into account to develop the "scorecard" key indicators, I
think this tool should be rather light and easy to use (20 indicators
max?), and avoid having users say "this is too complex", which would de
facto make it useless.

In fact, a scorecard user who would not have all exact figures for the
indicators (we know stats are often scarce in developing economies)
should still be in a position to find it useful and get some guidance
from it.

Just thoughts!
Wishing you, Mira and all, a nice day,
Raphaël



>>> Mira Slavova <mira@mmd4d.org> 15/06/2009 19:33 >>>
Dear All,

I'm sorry I was able to take part in the teleconference today. But I
read
the minutes and I have some comments on the matrix suggested by
Raphael.

The suggestion sounds very much like creating an index, not unlike the
e-readiness indeces available from ITU, EIU, etc. The recent ICT
development
index (
http://www.itu.int/ITU-D/ict/publications/idi/2009/material/IDI2009_w5.pdf)
immediately comes to mind.

I think it might be worthwhile considering if it is appropriate to use
a
combination of existing index(es) or metrics for our purposes. It might
be
appropriate to refer readers to an Internet use/availability index (or
one
of its components) and a measure of mobile use/access. Metrics of
dispersion
in terms of geographic coverage, social inclusion/exclusion might also
be
appropriate. It might also be appropriate to recommend a way of
combining
these indeces/measures.

If we do not think that existing measurement scales can address the
needs of
our audience, then I think the scorecard is a great idea. It would
take
considerable effort to specify it and start addressing the issue of
data
availability. I think it would not be very helpful if we were to
recommend
to practitioners to consult a piece of data which might not be readily
available e.g. average SMS sent per capita.

Thank you for the great discussion!

Cheers,
m

2009/6/15 Raphaël Dard <Dard@intracen.org>

> Thank you Stephane and thanks to all for a nice discussion.
>
> I have shared my idea on addressing the possible context subject, on
> our road map draft discussion page:
> http://www.w3.org/2008/MW4D/wiki/roadmapv2-discussion 
> Hope it is clearer that way ;) Looking forward to reading your
> comments.
>
> Best,
> Raphaël
>
>
> >>> Stephane Boyera <boyera@w3.org> 15/06/2009 15:09 >>>
> Hi,
>
> the minutes of today's call are available at
> http://www.w3.org/2009/06/15-mw4d-minutes.html 
>
> the next meeting will take place on june 29
>
> Best
> Stephane
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Mobile Market Design 4 Development
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