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[liberationtech] [change] Ethnographic perspectives on human centered design for social change?

Andrés Leopoldo Pacheco Sanfuentes alps6085 at
Fri Dec 16 13:51:32 PST 2016


Wonderful news from the CGAOP.ORG team

I guess that's kind-of "the one that got away," in terms of the World
Bank and other "Global" organizations funding "development projects"

Look at the numbers.

How much of the money goes to these types of programs/inititiaves, vs.
DISASTROUS ones in more than one dimension - typically, ENVIRONMENT

OSEA, as we LatinAmericans say.

Best Regards | Cordiales Saludos | Grato,

Andrés L. Pacheco Sanfuentes
<alps at>
+1 (347) 766-5008

On Fri, Dec 16, 2016 at 12:02 PM, Jake Kendall
<jakek11 at> wrote:
> Hi Yosem
> Here is some stuff done by CGAP at the world bank applying HCD to financial
> inclusion problems.
> My sense is (from the more realistic people who work there) that despite
> some publications like the ones above touting the potential of HCD they
> actually felt it failed more often than not because it came up with
> interesting product insights but didn't achieve the organizational and
> architectural/systemic change needed to implement them.
> Jake
> On Thu, Dec 15, 2016 at 7:21 PM, Yosem Companys <companys at>
> wrote:
>> From: Misha Quill <mquill at>
>> I'm wondering if any of you could point me towards ethnographic analyses
>> or cases studies (articles. books, grey lit) of development or humanitarian
>> projects that use(d) design principles?
>> I'm planning to teach an undergraduate-level course in environmental
>> anthropology and want introduce some design principles/ processes.
>> Ideally I'd like to include readings that point towards the benefits of
>> this kind of approach, as well as some that reflect practical or theoretical
>> problems (or failures).
>> Thank you!
>> Best,
>> Misha
>> Misha Quill, Assistant Professor
>> Department of Sociology & Anthropology
>> Cornell College
>> Mount Vernon, IA 52314
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