DSO Intervention 1 Continued: Kisumu & Vihiga

After the Intervention workshop in Nairobi the DSO team headed out to western Kenya to hold two more digital skills workshops in Kisumu and Vihiga. Each workshop—an "Intervention"—is intended to impact the study’s treatment group by improving their digital skills. With some careful analysis and iterative design,…

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Results from Tamasha Hack!

Over the past two days, contributors from Equity Group Foundation, Digital Divide Data, LakeHub, the Mozilla Kenya community took part in Tamasha Hack, using their talent, creativity, and enthusiasm to create designs and prototypes for Android apps that will help new smartphone users in Kenya improve their digital skills. Addressing…

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DSO Nairobi’s First Intervention

This past weekend, the Digital Skills Observatory held its inaugural Intervention, during which Nairobi community members—researchers, designers, developers, teachers, students, and other professionals and volunteers—hosted study participants in a digital skills workshop focused on smartphones, cell networks, and the Internet. Each DSO Intervention is intended to impact the…

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What we learned at the DSO community bootcamp

5 cities; 150 first-time smartphone users; professional research methodology; constant observation and iteration. The Digital Skills Observatory is a sizable undertaking, worthy of the collective attention and hard work of the individuals that have stepped forward to take part. In January, we held our inaugural community bootcamp, where our first…

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