Digital Skills Observatory

Stepping Into Digital Life summarizes the methods, participants, results, and recommendations from the Digital Skills Observatory. Not only is it a colorful, captivating report, it is accompanied by an open source data set with in-depth comparative analysis.

Studying the Global Web

Findings from a two-week design research project in Chicago, Illinois, stemming from a desire to co-design our products and programs with our users, and to grant our work an international scope.

Until the advent of smartphones, LAN Houses were one of the primary points of web access for people in Brazil. Now, as LAN Houses are forced to diversity their services to attract clientele, can they serve as sustainable digital making and learning spaces?

A continuation of The Mobile Opportunity Initiative research program in Kenya. Contributing further to the development of Webmaker, the unique aspects and perspectives of Kenya’s society paint a vivid picture of the role of mobile technology and local content this emerging digital economy.

A continuation of The Mobile Opportunity Initiative research program in Kenya. Contributing further to the development of Webmaker, the unique aspects and perspectives of Kenya’s society paint a vivid picture of the role of mobile technology and local content this emerging digital economy.

The Mobile Opportunity Initiative’s multi-disciplinary research program studies technology and design to increase participation in mobile digital life in emerging digital economies such as Bangladesh. Steeped in the rich culture of Bangladesh, and driving the development of Webmaker, this report begins to detail motivations and constraints related to local content creation and how the creation and sharing of applications and content can enrich people’s lives.

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