What difference does difference make?

Posted by on Jul 20, 2013 in Thesis

Written in Python and Django, RapidSMS is a free and open-source framework for building customized applications. One of the RapidSMS design philosophies is ‘Encourage Community Involvement.’┬áIn the case of RapidSMS, this header is directed towards the open source coding community as the primary ‘user.’ RapidSMS is a uniquely extensible and customizable platform, initially used by […]

Week Nine Review

Posted by on Jul 18, 2013 in Thesis
Week Nine Review

A few highlighted suggestions and questions from my thesis committee: What is distinctive about my approach? Where are your critiques of other approaches? What are the design processes that went into other approaches? Different values create different methodologies. What was my starting point? Connect the details of the Bugolobi Market Mailing List and my experience […]

How It Works

Posted by on Jul 12, 2013 in Thesis
How It Works

The experiences of the Field Team working one-on-one with women in Bugolobi Market were crucial to the design of the current iteration of the Bugolobi Market Mailing List. The details of the new application resulted from extensive brainstorming and discussion with the Field Team. As I designed the new iteration of the Bugolobi Market Mailing […]