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As I’ve continued to watch the Ebola virus take hold in Guinea, my former home, I frequently think about my role in this epidemic – how might I possibly contribute? I don’t have medical expertise, I’m no technology-guru and I’m an engineer only in my mind. Yes, I lived in Guinea for two-and-a-half years as a Peace Corps Volunteer, but what impact could I really have now?

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Prototyping is an important part of the design process. It allows us to assess the viability of our ideas and quickly refine and improve. By creating a prototype, we can test our assumptions, get user and stakeholder feedback, and discover new insights that add fresh, human-centered perspectives to your thinking. 

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