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Title: Tangible mobile app store design for China’s new generation migrant worker
Author(s): Yang, Shuo
Advisor(s): Reeder, Kevin
Department / Program: Art & Design
Discipline: Art and Design
Degree Granting Institution: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree: M.F.A.
Genre: Thesis
Subject(s): China migrant workers Mobile phone Mobile apps.
Abstract: China has the largest numbers of Internet users and mobile phone subscribers in the world, as well as the most extensive peacetime internal migration on the planet. Mobile phone uses play a very important role in migrant responses to alienation and discrimination. There are 150 million to 200 million migrant workers in China, 60% of them are the second-generation migrant workers. They support the nation’s manufacturing and industry. The majority of these individuals is poor and is from rural areas of the country. These young people are currently ignored by mainstream mobile device manufacturers, even though this constituency will be a growing consumptive segment in the future. Thus, my research will target the new-generation migrant workers in China, and concentrates on their mobile lives to best develop a tangible mobile devices application store that will improve their mobile experiences.
Issue Date: 2011-08-25
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/26248
Rights Information: Copyright 2011 Shuo Yang
Date Available in IDEALS: 2011-08-25
Date Deposited: 2011-08
 

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