> Hi Everyone, > > I am still looking for participants for the study on Wikipedia usage on the > mobile phone. I am relaxing the criteria for recruitment, and I am hoping > more Wikipedians will qualify for the study. If you read Wikipedia on the > phone (English and Indic languages) or have edited any Wikipedia on the > phone in the last one year, please email me at mpa...@wikimedia.org. Only > readers are also welcome :) I prefer folks who read Indic languages on the > phone.
> It is really important that we conduct this study to provide the right kind > of user experience to Wikipedia readers and editors in India on a mobile. > Also, we need to understand user needs, experiences and pain points to help > Wikipedia grow in India. So please email me back, if you are willing to > participate in the study. I would ideally like to conduct the interviews over Skype, and it would take about an hour. I have provided some details of the study, please see below. > Thanks in advance > Mani > > > > Interview Objectives > > Find out whether mobile phone can be used as a platform for reading, editing > & contributing, to the Wikipedia (English & other Indian regional languages > like Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Punjabi, Marathi, Bengali, Kannada, Malayalam etc.) > > Research questions: > > How is mobile phone being used as a platform for contributing to Wikipedia? > What kinds of contributions are users making to the Wikipedia on the mobile > phone currently? Editing already existing content, contributing new content, > uploading pictures etc. What are the benefits? What are the pain-points? What > are the drivers? > How will the role of mobile phone as a platform for contributing content > change in the next one year? What will be different about mobile devices and > networks in India? > How will the role of mobile phone as a platform for contributing content > change in the next five years? What will be different about mobile devices > and networks in India? > How is mobile phone being used for reading Wikipedia content? What kind of > content is accessed on the phone? What are the benefits? What are the > pain-points? What are the drivers? > How will the role of mobile phone as a platform for reading content change in > the next one year? What will be different about mobile devices and networks > in India? > How will the role of mobile phone as a platform for reading content change in > the next five years? What will be different about mobile devices and networks > in India? > How do outside trends/shifts in society, technology. Economy, environment and > politics (STEEP) affect the emergence of mobile phone for reading and editing > Wikipedia? How do they affect user behaviors? >
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