Here is the slide deck and audio recording of a recent lecture I gave to my NYU ITP2800 students. The topic was “Building an Effective User Experience for Mobile Smartphone Applications Used Under Duress”, with the ideas and content coming from an earlier blog post / crowd-sourced effort on this topic. I still consider this […]Read more "ITP2800: Designing Mobile Apps for Crisis Situations"
I am grateful to have been included in this video round-up from the Open Mobile Camp a few weeks ago: Mobile phones in human rights monitoring is still relatively rare and there are few examples where mobile shave been used successfully in this field. In this video from the recent Open Mobile Camp in New […]Read more "Video from Open Mobile Camp at UNICEF"
One of my students at ITP is working on a mobile application for the Android platform that will be used under duress and in generally stressful conditions. These situations might include documenting children at a refugee camp, capturing medical information in a remote clinic, or identifying victims after a national disaster. I’d like to use […]Read more "Mobile Apps under Duress: User Interface Guidelines"
Some choice adhoc quotes that tumbled out of my brain during the Congressional hearing on new media, titled “Twitter against Tyrants”, that I spoke on last Thursday in Washington, D.C.. “I’ve learned an important lesson in working with the Tibetan independence movement and others: It’s that we can’t presume what people are willing – are […]Read more "Transcript & comments from "Twitter against Tyrants" Congressional hearing"
Below is my rough statement for the US Helsinki Commission “Twitter v. Tyrants” hearing this Thursday. I would greatly appreciate any of your comments and feedback, as I will be polishing this up a bit before the hearing Thursday and before I formally submit it into record. I mostly wonder whether I have made to […]Read more "My (rough) statement for the US Helsinki Commission hearing (Feedback Please!)"