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iHub By Jessica Colaço / April 9, 2011

Where are U in UX?

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How would you design and implement courseware for students who have suffered brain injuries?  Or a mobile interface for busy people to track their blog entries on the website of a Kenyan social movement? Bridget McGraw has been creating interactive digital media since 1992 and will chronicle how “user experience” or UX has been at the core of her work as information architect, instructional designer, web designer and technical advisor.

ICT4D , Research for development, Research and development, Research in development. We hear all these buzz words everyday but what exactly do they mean? What is the importance of research? Or How important is it? We will hold a research workshop  led by Jessica Colaco, iHub manager and ICT researcher, Angela Crandall part of the iHub research team and Shikoh Gitau a product development researcher  with Google.

This month’s Akitachix Meet up will be held on April 16th from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the iHub Nairobi. Please be seated by 1:30 p.m. Click here to register

Author : Jessica Colaço

Jessica Colaço is currently the Director of Partnerships at iHub. She was the Founding Manager between 2010 and 2011 at iHub and Research Director between 2011 and 2013 at iHub Research. She is passionate about Innovation, Research, Mobile and Robotics Technology, Mentorship and Entrepreneurship in Kenya as she uses her position at iHub to court local, regional and international stakeholders to adopt Kenyan-made and African-made solutions. As an upcoming angel investor, she courts local and international investors to invest in great tech ideas and companies at idea and concept stage. She is also a Mobile and Robotics Tech Evangelist, Co-Founder of WMIAfrica and AkiraChix, ISOC-Kenya Chapter, Treasurer, ACM-W Nairobi Chapter Chair, TED Global Fellow 2009 and upcoming Guitarist. She was named one of the top 40 women under 40 years in Kenya's business scene by Business Daily on 2009, 2011 and 2012. Her endeavour is to put Kenya and Africa on the map for technology achievements and spur innovation within the country and continent! She blogs at: www.jessicacolaco.wordpress.com


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