EDACY Africa / human centred design facilitation

2017, Dakar, Senegal

A project for Edacy Africa in collaboration with a team of designers: Sami Niemelä and Monika Zych of Nordkapp Helsinki, Ashwin Rajan and Samuel Hailemariam

Edacy trains graduates in engineering and technology in soft skills by full immersions with partner enterprises to get African graduates into jobs and entrepreneurship.

As a team of designers with a combined wide spectrum of expertise, we co-created and implemented an immersive bootcamp in human-centred and service design methods attainable to non-experts.  A range of thinking tools were shared with the participants who worked on briefs from local Senegalese enterprises.

In this project, some of the methods explored in my PhD focused on empowering non-design experts to 'design' were also used.  

Project also supported by Ecole Supérieure Polytechnique Senegal and École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne.