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Basheer: Programming for novice technology users

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Aymen Rizwan
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As the cost of technology decreases, smartphones and data plans are becoming increasingly accessible to people who have not had them before. It is important that these new users are more than just passive consumers and can use technology to solve problems in their own communities. While there is no shortage of digital platforms to teach people how to code, when applied to these users, they become bundled with problems of accessibility, complexity, language barriers and lack of cultural context. Basheer is a smartphone game for learners in Pakistan that gives an accessible and culturally relevant experience in which the learner is able to program a rickshaw in the local Urdu language.

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