Using Voice for Mobile Development

At engageSPARK, we are strong proponents of using Voice for Mobile and ICT Development projects, so it’s great to see large organizations such as the GSMA putting their support behind Voice as a mobile development service method. GSMA focuses on voice in its article,...

Can You SMS in Your Native Language?

You work at an international NGO in Kenya that focuses on agriculture. You go out into the field and meet with poor smallholder farmers from whom you’ve gathered 20,000 mobile phone numbers. These farmers all happen to be literate, so you’ve decided to engage with...

The Ultimate User Experience Design Presentation

Two weeks ago, our Lead Designer Sunny Yang gave a presentation on user experience design (UX design) techniques and principles to a sold-out crowd in Cebu City, Philippines. TechTalks.ph, a Cebu-based organization that is an “independent community of business,...

The Ultimate Usability Testing Guide

Usability testing refers to a technique used in user-centered interaction design to evaluate a product by testing it on users. Usability testing is a central part of the design process to help improve and launch a product (website, service or physical product) that is...

Big Data: The potential and the pit falls

Last week saw Mashable’s Social Good Summit taking place in New York. You can read summaries of the talks and discussions that took place on the Mashable website. As I was reading through reports of the talks I was particularly taken by a panel discussion on the...