Ushahidi Design Jam

By Jessica Colaço
  Published 03 Jul 2012
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Join us forUshahidi'sfirst Design Jam. Many of the most popular services on the web offer powerful content management and customization tools that remain intuitive to both experienced and first-time users. How are they able to pack so much utility into a user interface that anyone can use? One striking design approach in services like Facebook, Twitter and GitHub is to minimize the abstraction between the display of content and the tools for managing it. While the Ushahidi platform separates the display of public content and administrators’ tools into two different user interfaces, Facebook has almost entirely merged the two. To make Ushahidi accessible to more people, and more intuitive to those who use it today, it’s important that its community explore modern design approaches to the way people interact with it. The Jam: How can we reduce the abstraction between administrative functions (for deployers) and public user functions (like reading reports and filtering by category)? Challenge: Create wireframe or mockup of a Ushahidi or Crowdmap deployment that provides the necessary functionality to users on large- and small-screen devices with minimal abstraction between administrative and public functions. Who should attend: Designers, UX/UI, web developers, Ushahidi users, makers, idea hackers, students Date: Tuesday, July 10, 2012 Time: 18:00 - 21:00
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