“People dont want to have apps which solve what YOU think are problemsThey want apps which solves what THEY think is a problem.”- Christopher Kusek (@CXI), retweeted by Ed Jezierski (@edjez) 3 May 2011
The UsersPhoto: CommCare – Futures Group, 18 Dec 2009
Each technology deployment has unique characteristics and needs.
The solution must be carefully thought out.It must be inclusive of all stakeholders. • Donor • Program • M&E • IT • Field Staff • CHW • Beneficiary
Fight the urge to push thesolution without input of allstakeholders.
The solution must satisfy the program need.But, it must work in the hands of the User.
Usability“If it doesn’t work in the field……then it doesn’t work”.
ScalabilitySmall pilots are often successful…but they seldom scale up to widerimplementations
Scalability So….Your solution worked!Can your solution expand to additionallocations?Hint: Consider “Cloud”-based Softwareas a Service” (SaaS) solutions.
Additional Considerations Before You BeginConnectivity: not available availablePower availability: low (car battery/solar) highData transfer method: USB SMS GPRS NetworkData quality: not important importantSurvey structure: simple complex (branching)Data Privacy and Security: low high
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