Tag Archives: urban planning

Snapshot of the Dynamics of the Urban Informal Retail Trade in Nairobi, Kenya

By | January 27, 2017

Latiff Cherono quickly made up this diagram during a brainstorming session with Francis Hook and myself on the ways and means to further disaggregate the general category of “Informal wholesale and retail trade” that the Kenya National Statistics Board uses to lump together the second largest sector providing employment in Kenya after agriculture. In urban… Read More »

5 examples of the breadth of African led human-centered design and thinking and planning

By | September 15, 2016

The other day I was searching for news on design from the African continent and noted on Twitter that it seemed as though only the South Africans were consistently talking about their various creative outputs. Having long been part of the crowd that believed in the indigenous creativity and innovation in the less visible parts… Read More »

People-centered systems design thinking out loud

By | August 25, 2016

This morning I was pondering the complexity involved in weaving together four separate threads of ‘innovation’ into one holistic system. They were not unrelated to each other, and the end users are more or less the same for each, but each is also a standalone solution to a pain point in an ecosystem. I was… Read More »