Presentation given at the 2012 Better World by Design conference, for a panel under the topic of "How do we design for others? Research in Design for Development."
This panel examines the role of user research in design for international development. How can designers work across different contexts and cultures and understand what will be effective solutions? How does a knowledge of people, place, and culture inform the design process? Bringing together panelists with a variety of experiences in international work, the panel will focus on the process behind international development projects and explore the role of designers in this context.