A computer system is much more than just code: it consists of technology, its users and the processes that they follow. User experience (UX) covers all aspects of users’ interaction with products and services and how they are perceived, learnt and used. UX design prioritizes human values and relationships in the development of technology, to derive maximum value from our interactions with it. It...
At the turn of the millennium the United Nations launched a global development framework known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Eight in total, with accompanying indicators and targets, the MDGs provided a roadmap to halve poverty worldwide by 2015.
As we near the 2015 deadline, the UN, in partnership with civil society and the private sector is undergoing a process...
Prepared for the United Nations Global Pulse team, the Future of Real-Time Report identifies key trends emerging around the capture and transmission of real-time information streams.
Evolving data-rich technologies are providing organizations, governments and businesses with a rapid way to monitor the well-being of communities and individuals without significant infrastructure or spend. For...
, Data Analysis
, Data Exhaust
, Digital Smoke Signals
, Mobile Phones
, Pulse Labs
, Social Media
Over the years, governments, development organizations and the private sector have invested untold billions in creating mobile phone-powered programs and services with the potential to help people lift themselves out of poverty and realize their dreams.
Wherever people are using mobile phones to access digital services and participate in development programs, they are leaving trails behind in the...
I’m a crisismapper, and I work for the UN. Crisismappers are people who provide online information to responders and communities affected by humanitarian crises. We use social media to do this, and we are very connected and very fast to respond when a crisis happens. A year ago, very few people would have understood what crisismapping is, and 6 months ago few people in the UN would admit to...