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iHub By James Ndiga / January 31, 2014

What is Participatory Design?


It’s a practice that actively engages non-designers in co-design activities. Non-designers could be users, stakeholders, developers, or others (like marketing, sales, or engineering professionals), all with different backgrounds, experience, and functions on your project. There are many different methods to engage participation in the design of your project, technology, or

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Data Science Lab By Leo Mutuku / January 23, 2014

How To: Using R to Capture and Analyze Tweets


By Chris Orwa, Junior Data Scientist, iHub Research Note: Click on images to zoom The R statistical computing software provides various packages for capturing data from different sources. In this blog, I’ll describe how to use R to collect data from Twitter. But first, let me provide a brief background

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iHub By James Ndiga / January 23, 2014

*iHub Outreach @ Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology


*iHub in collaboration with Intel was in Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology for a 2 day outreach. 263 students and 6 lecturers turned up for the outreach with the Dean Faculty of Science Prof. Thomas Sakwa gracing the event.This outreach comprised of training on Intel® XDK to build

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iHub Research By Nanjira Sambuli / January 21, 2014

#UmatiForum: The Many Faces of Online Hate Speech in Kenya


What do Kenyans understand hate speech to be? What events and issues influence hate speech online? Who/what are the key drivers of online hate speech in Kenya? Has online hate speech catalyzed offline (violent) events? These are some of the guiding questions for the Umati Project, which seeks to identify and

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iHub By Mugethi Gitau / January 20, 2014

Digital Matatus @ iHub


  Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014 4-6pm at the iHub (4th Floor) For the past year, a team from University of Nairobi, MIT, Columbia University, and Groupshot have been working to collect and share data on Nairobi’s Matatu system. The result is a new, public, data-set covering over 100 routes in

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