Visualizing a survey, point-and-click edition

Posted on Apr 9, 2012
Visualizing a survey, point-and-click edition

Over at the formhub blog, my colleague Larry has written about a new feature we added to the formhub map. By just pointing and clicking, you can now visualize how responses in different places answered a question in your survey. Here is an example, visualizing mobile signal in a recent survey done in Haiti:

Another Perspective from Nepal – Social Media As a Civic Activism Tool.

Posted on May 27, 2011
Another Perspective from Nepal – Social Media As a Civic Activism Tool.

Writers at various blogs and newspaper columns have responded to the protests demanding a constitution by the May 28 deadline organized largely on Facebook. In fact, I was inspired to write this article after reading the great summary at Global Vo…

Mobile/Social Media in the Nepali Media

Posted on May 19, 2011

For those not in the know, I am now in Nepal, and will try to blog from here about some of the Innovative things happening here, with the perspective of someone who has returned for four months after ten years of living abroad. First, the pleasant…

Translating Ushahidi the Ushahidi Way (On crowd-sourced / collaborative translation)

Posted on Mar 20, 2011
Translating Ushahidi the Ushahidi Way (On crowd-sourced / collaborative translation)

At the Innovations Lab Design Center, we have been working on an Ushahidi-based project. We have been hacking it to our own ends (not crisis-related, and only vaguely crowd-sourced) in fun ways I’ll talk about next post, but I wanted to spend some…

Innovations Cafe #5, and Wikipedia-editing in the Classrooms of Kosovo

Posted on Jan 23, 2011
Innovations Cafe #5, and Wikipedia-editing in the Classrooms of Kosovo

Developing the Albanian Wikipedia: Can the classroom help? After an unplanned six week hiatus (sorry!), I am back with a brief report from the last Innovations Cafe, and description of a WIkipedia-editing project that I find very interesting. Hope…

And the public library

Posted on Dec 20, 2010
And the public library

It really impressed me how much the Dutch think about their public spaces. These pictures are from the Amsterdam public library; a tiny hint of the true awesomeness that lies within.

Innovations Lab, in action

Posted on Dec 17, 2010
Innovations Lab, in action

The Innovations Lab space is now up and running! These pictures are from a presentation we did among staff et al. a couple of days ago; more up to date ones are on our facebook page (http://facebook.com/KosovoInnovations). The bean bags are excell…

Innovations cafe…

Posted on Nov 25, 2010
Innovations cafe…

Yesterday we had the first of our bi-weekly ‘Innovations Cafe’s. Before the lab space is ready, this is how project members are able to connect with each other, get some face 2 face time with the lab staff, and give updates about their projects. A…

Designing the Innovations Lab Space

Posted on Nov 18, 2010
Designing the Innovations Lab Space

We had great results with a crowdsourced logo for the Innovations Lab (see http://facebook.com/kosovoinnovations for that!). So I thought I would at least put up the design of the Innovations Lab for feedback here. I asked for and got some great d…

Ideation at the Innovations Lab

Posted on Nov 14, 2010

We have now been through the first round of project proposal review at the Innovations Lab. When asked for feedback about the application process, we have been told that more support needs to be provided to projects before they submit proposals. W…