It’s About People

A session at IA Summit 2013

Friday 5th April, 2013

1:45pm to 2:05pm (EST)

I believe in the power of software as a tool for social change. But apps won’t change the world. People will.

My main experience report orbits designing and developing a mobile app in India and conducting research in Africa, working alongside Amnesty International, an inspiring organization exploring digital tools to support their constituents. I’ll be focusing on the human factors techniques we used to understand peoples’ needs, and elaborate how our agile approach is valuable when thinking about creating tools that scale. It is a global, multi-stakeholder story about crafting strategies based on human empathy and understanding.

Everyone can gain insight from the unique challenges that the non-profit, NGO, and social enterprise space faces. Attendees will learn how our methods can be applied to any sort of product development, and how anyone can apply design insights to a project lifecycle.

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David Peter Simon

Peripatetic photoethnographer. Currently @oiioxford @indieshuffle @holidaymatinee. Previously @WorldIADay @thoughtworks @Survival @StopFraud. #FreeChelsea. bio from Twitter

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49 attendees

  • Abby "The IA" Covert
  • Amanda Schonfeld
  • Andrew Pucci
  • Beth Bacon
  • Cara Ferraro
  • Carrianne Tuckley
  • Christopher Boetticher
  • Cathy Galecki
  • Cherie Hinson
  • Carol Steinberg
  • Falguni Shah
  • dps
  • Lauren Evoy Davis
  • Donna Lichaw
  • Elizabeth Randolph
  • eduardo steiner
  • Eunjung Lee
  • Erika Mosher
  • Elizabeth Thapliyal
  • Yeori Yoon
  • Pei-Hsiu Tan
  • Jessica Ivins
  • Keri (Jones) Aman
  • Katie
  • Katherine
  • Lauren Burke
  • Lori Baker
  • Beth Walsh Zuniga
  • Yulia Wentling
  • nicolelarue
  • Pamela Ridgway
  • R Deprey
  • Rachel VH
  • Sabrina Ray
  • Sarah Deighan
  • Sarah Folkes
  • Bennett King
  • Bogdan Stanciu
  • Sumier Phalake
  • Susan Iovenitti
  • Tamour Khan
  • Thomas Wendt
  • Traci Lepore
  • Carrie Grey
  • Vilma Jarvinen
  • Vytas Bradunas
  • Warren Fallwell
  • Whitney Hess
  • John Yuda

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  • aviva rosenstein
  • Brad Nunnally
  • Chris Farnum
  • Diane Millican
  • Maggie DeYoung
  • Marsha Haverty
  • Murray Thompson
  • Patrick Lowery

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Time 1:45pm2:05pm EST

Date Fri 5th April 2013


Harborside Ballroom B, Baltimore Marriott Waterfront

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