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KZSU Stanford 90.1 FM - The Lunch Special Show
 Byrd (admin: kku)  Contact Contributor
Here are the details about the Thurs Nov 17 Liberation Technology panel which was discussed on the show:
Mobile-for-Development Meets Human-Centered Design: Field Experiments in Kenya
Program on Liberation Technology Seminar Series
November 17, 2011
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn Building,
Koret Taube Conference Room, 366 Galvez
Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research

Nan Zhang - Stanford University
Jess Auerbach - Stanford University
Eric Ruth - Stanford University
Sunny Jeon - Stanford University

The proliferation of information and communication technology in even the lowest-income communities has created space for innovative ICT-based approaches to global poverty. However, projects of this kind are often ineffective because they focus excessively on technological solutions and are inattentive to user needs, preferences, and capacities. This seminar will present four projects that attempt to overcome these limitations in Kenya using "human-centered design" -- an approach to design that is anchored in ethnographic engagement with end-users.

One of the season’s highlights is a panel of students who participated in the innovative class taught by Joshua Cohen and Terry Winograd at the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design ( On November 17, four teams will present their new ICT designs to mitigate water problems and other issues in the slums of Kibera, Kenya. For those who wish to get a taste of this much sought after course, this talk will prove invaluable.

FSI Contact
Kathleen Barcos


Terry Winograd is a Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University

Professor Winograd's focus is on human-computer interaction design and the design of technologies for development. He directs the teaching programs and HCI research in the Stanford Human-Computer Interaction Group. He is also a founding faculty member of the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford (the "") and on the faculty of the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL)

Winograd was a founding member and past president of Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility. He is on a number of journal editorial boards, including Human Computer Interaction, ACM Transactions on Computer Human Interaction, and Informatica. In 2011 he received the ACM SIGCHI Lifetime Research Award.

His webpage is

Nan Zhang is a 5th year Ph.D. candidate with an interest in international relations and American politics. Nan is also pursuing a J.D. at Stanford Law School.
His webpage is:

Professor Terry Winograd, Clare Bennett, Eric Ruth, Nan Zhang, KZSU, Byrd

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