Our friends at Adaptive Path have posted some information on a design and research project that aimed to understand how mobile technology can work more effectively in emerging markets.
The company went to rural India to investigate the impact of mobile technology and developed concepts for new mobile devices for this market. Based on the research they conducted there, they developed a series design principles and concepts for mobile devices to meet the needs of people in emerging markets.
You can find more information in a new dedicated section of their website.
More background is also on their blog:
Did the team create more than one concept?
This work is very similar to Tapan Parikh’s dissertation research and I am curious to know if the design team grounded their project in prior research done in this area?
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