How do you design a mobile money service for people in rural Uganda who’ve never had a bank account? How do you test the usability of a mobile phone’s address book for users in rural India who’ve never had an address… yet alone an analog address book?
As cheap PCs and inexpensive mobile phones flood the global market, usability and user experience professionals will encounter more and more questions like these – questions that challenge not only our research tools and methodologies, but our fundamental assumptions about how people engage with technology. In this talk, Rachel will share insights she’s gained through creating experiences that must scale across vastly different cultures. She’ll share her thoughts on the challenges and opportunities designing for global markets will present to the user experience industry in the years to come.