Each year an interdisciplinary cohort gets together in the Design School of Stanford for a course on Designing Liberation Technologies. Students work with NGOs in Kenya to identify pressing social issues, especially in Nairobi’s largest slum – Kibera, for which they come up with mobile applications during the course. This week, five teams will present their ideas to deal with problems such as women’s safety, finding the best source of water, helping people who lose vital documents, etc.
The presentations include three fresh projects and two projects where work is on to implement the project on the ground. This seminar is especially a good opportunity for students who are considering the course in the next season.