Open Design : Designers in Open Source

‘Open Design’ aims to learn how, as a design community and an open source software community, we can increase and sustain meaningful design contributions to open source and advocate for designers embracing OSS as part of their learning and careers. The first phase of Open Design was funded by Adobe’s fund for design while I ...

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Isooko : Peace technology

Isooko is a funded consortium project where Ushahidi was the technology partner in discovering whether technology can aid peacebuilding education/activities. Activities were primarly undertaken in Rwanda and Kenya due to tribal and political conflict and the subsequent peacebuilding efforts of organisations and governments. The Isooko project has several packages of work dispersed amongst the relevant ...

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Dispatcher : Community resiliance

Dispatcher was an incubation project at Ushahidi to build a product that helped build community resilience before, during and after a crisis. Ushahidi took on this project after receiving funding from Rockefeller to develop an MVP and test in a country that had experienced both large-scale crisis and smaller, everyday life crises. Crisis lifecycle illustration ...

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Ushahidi : Data collection platform

Working at Ushahidi as a product designer and then lead designer, I worked on Ushahidi’s flagship tool ‘Ushahidi:Platform’ an open source data collection platform used in crisis scenarios and for human rights cases. Ushahidi was founded in 2010 after election violence in Kenya during the country’s first democratic elections and has since grown through 3 ...

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Green Map

The Green Map project is a global initiative to create maps that don’t rely heavily on the ‘native’ language of the area and promotes a universal language through iconography to be used across the globe. The premise being to encourage people to investigate their local surrounding for eco-friendly alternatives and green spaces to enjoy. I ...

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