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Design Charettes as a Resource: A
Case Study with Students at the
University of Nairobi

Susan P. Wyche, Ph.D. Candidate
H...
Overview
 • The Study

 • What are Design Charrettes?

 • Preliminary Findings

 • Discussion
Study: Site Selection, Participants, and
Design Charrette
  • Summer 2007
  • Part of a larger
    project examining
    r...
Art and Design Dept. at U of N
Design Charrette
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
...
Discussion
  • Local
    Designers as a
    Resource

  • Understanding
    the needs of
    educated and
    higher incom...
Acknowledgments
       The students I worked with at the
             University of Nairobi.

   Dr. Suki Mwendwa, Directo...
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  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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