"Information for Life" is the Student Design Challenge for IxDA's Interaction14 conference. I entered together with Hadar Geva - http://hadargeva.com , a fellow student at Domus Academy's Master in Interaction Design. To read the challenge brief and learn more about the program, please visit interaction14. Our first round audition video is at: http://vimeo.com/81366788
This is our final presentation, given on stage at IxDA's Interaction14 conference. We were awarded 2nd place out of over 70 applications.
Grow with Kirikou is a kit and service system that uses tradition to make modern medicine more accessible. Many children in developing areas are not immunized because modern medicine appears to be at odds with local customs and influencers like traditional healers. The kit holds health records for all of a family's children and includes a card set used to teach best practices for neonatal care and remind caregivers when to return to health providers for additional immunizations. Key cards have tear-off pieces for milestone events that will be given to a community leader and added to a public visual representation of the life journey.
Grow with Kirikou is designed for the Bemba tribe in northeastern Zambia. Kirikou is a widely-known African story about a boy who overcomes obstacles by asking questions. It also uses the Bemba concept of life, a journey from west to east, were the main deity Lesa resides in the sky.
Grow with Kirikou could be adapted for any region if the key traditional elements are updated to reflect local customs: (1) storytelling mascot, (2) community leader, (3) home keepsake and (4) life metaphor