Open space for technologists, investors, tech companies and hackers in Nairobi.

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iHub By Jessica Colaço / June 27, 2011

introduction to Design Research Workshop


Catherine Sun is an Associate Creative Director in frog design’s New York studio. She leads teams in the drive to understand industries, companies, and users toward creating more usable, useful, desirable, and responsible products and experiences. Her work at frog has taken her through countries around the world where she has led user-centered research and analysis for multi-national companies looking to launch product lines in both domestic and international markets. At frog, she has developed concepts for a diverse range of industries, with programs in medical devices, home entertainment, retail environments, kitchen appliances, telecommunications, concept homes, and consumer product goods.

A team from frog design is currently here in Nairobi for a month doing field research and prototyping for concepts to connect 100 million girls around the world in support of the Girl Effect for the Nike Foundation. The 100 Million Girl initiative is rooted in the belief that connecting girls together will help bring a positive impact to their lives.  The long-term goal is the creation of a platform, network and/or linkage of existing systems that would enable millions of girls worldwide to connect, share and make life better for themselves.

Catherine will present an introduction to Design Research through projects from over the past 5 years that contrast different qualitative research methods and demonstrate how insights inform and inspire ideas. Following the presentation there will be an opportunity for Q&A on product development and life in a design consultancy. All are welcome!

Where: iHub Nairobi

When: Wednesday the 29th

Time: 9am to 1pm

To participate, Please RSVP here

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:

  • Mark at 16:13:32PM Monday, June 27, 2011


  • polly at 11:40:04AM Tuesday, June 28, 2011

    Brilliant. looking forward to it.


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