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Tenets and Traps of Usability Training

What are the 3 elements that make a product, service or experience successful? What are the basics of ensuring your software is easy to use?   We invite you to a public training given by Microsoft Design Research Lead, Robin Counts. Robin comes to us with experience designing and understanding the success of products such as Windows 8, PowerPoint, […]

Emoji discrimination?

If you are an avid texter/IM-er then emoji and smileys are your friend. Then no doubt you have noticed how discriminative most popular IM apps (WhatsApp, Skype, Facebook messenger, Hangouts) are to Africans, especially African woman. Right?   A number of very important emoticons for Any African woman to express herself are conspicuously missing from […]

Intel – Google Developer Group Meetup: “Building Apps 101: Know Your Audience” | Saturday 15th February, 2013 | 9:30 am – 5:00 pm | iHub

As more and more people move into the field of app development locally, it is important for local developers to understand what the market in which they are operating is interested in, as well as how that stacks up to what global trends look like. If this does not happen, they run the significant risk […]

AfricaHackTrip meets Nairobi Hack Scene

Thursday 26 September – Friday 27 September 2013 • AfricaHackTrip Website • Location: iHub Nairobi • Please let us know if you attend via the Event page on Lanyrd AfricaHackTrip is a group of developers and designers from Europe visiting East Africa in September/October 2013. We have been coworking with people from all over the […]

What African countries can teach the rest of the world (and what it can learn)

A talk by UX expert Susan Dray As African countries become more and more engaged with human-centered design, it is important to remember that there is much that African countries can teach the world at the same time that there is much Africa can learn from the rest of the world. In this talk, I will focus […]

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