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Susan

  1. 1. Design Charettes as a Resource: A Case Study with Students at the University of Nairobi Susan P. Wyche, Ph.D. Candidate Human-Centered Computing School of Interactive Computing Georgia Institute of Technology Globi-Comp Workshop 2009
  2. 2. Overview • The Study • What are Design Charrettes? • Preliminary Findings • Discussion
  3. 3. Study: Site Selection, Participants, and Design Charrette • Summer 2007 • Part of a larger project examining religion and technology use (see Wyche, Aoki, and Grinter, CHI 2007)
  4. 4. Art and Design Dept. at U of N
  5. 5. Design Charrette
  6. 6. So you can take this shape, it is curved and will fit your hand well . . .this is a very popular thing in Africa, and the other [mobile phone form factors] are shaped like a square box, geometrical , this is more of an African shape.
  7. 7. Discussion • Local Designers as a Resource • Understanding the needs of educated and higher income users
  8. 8. Acknowledgments The students I worked with at the University of Nairobi. Dr. Suki Mwendwa, Director School of the Art and Design Paul Aoki, Intel Labs Berkeley

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