Introducing: Sterro Mjanja - DSO WhatsApp Experiment Week 1

This blog post, and the chat experiment it discusses are the result of dedication and hard work from the DSO community, especially Stephen Wanjau, Dennis Ndegwa, Josiah Mutsogu, Bobby Richter, Laura de Reynal, and Chad Sansing. DSO participants describe their smartphone experiences, and talk excitedly about being able to talk…

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DSO Community Report: Intervention 2

This report on DSO's Intervention 2 was written by Chandi Tome, co-founder of Lakehub in Kisumu, Kenya, and DSO community member. DSO Intervention 2 Notable confidence amongst participants Kisumu, Majengo and Kaimosi, 16th to 18th of June Once again, the DDD and Mozilla Kisumu teams conducted yet another intervention for…

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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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Do first-time smartphone users know their phone’s operating system? Evidence from field recruitment report.

This article was written by Mango, J., Duncan G, W., Kiiru, N., Chao, H,. Olango, J,. Amolo, A,. Nekesa, L,. and Chizi, M from DDD's research team. The DSO project’s research team recruited participants in rural, peri-urban and urban areas of Vihiga, Kisumu, Nairobi, Mombasa and Kilifi. The sample…

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