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User Experience Designer
"Product Designer & Maker"
I am a designer and innovation strategist who has worked for the public and private sector in the fields of technology and international development -- living and working abroad in Africa and Central Asia -- and I'm interested in the ways that human-centered design techniques and approaches can be applied to solutions thinking across disciplines in global development.
Affordable, culturally-appropriate garments for women, which are designed to reduce pedestrian roadside injuries and fatalities in low-light urban areas through the use of retroreflective materials.
[Summary by the Amplify Team]
Thank you, Karolle! I'm really excited about the potential behind a "Visible Women" branded product line rolled out across the globe and the long term opportunity to provide economic empowerment for women via local product design and development and product distribution.
Wow! Thank you so much to the OpenIDEO and Amplify teams and to the community for your guidance and support throughout this process! Absolutely thrilled to be shortlisted with all of these outstanding ideas and looking forward to implementation.
Hi Yangla, thanks very much for your interest. Absolutely, yes I think collaboration with NGOs is really important and could be helpful in several ways: identifying groups of target users, hosting and conducting participatory design workshops, educating and spreading the word about the benefits of reflectivity and helping women find where they can purchase the garments, and supporting local and national media campaigns featuring reflective garments.