d.school/Stanford University

As a consultant to Stanford's "Liberation Technologies" course at the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (the "d.school"), I went to Kibera, Nairobi's largest urban slum, to conduct local needfinding and gain resident feedback on a daily in-home toilet service the d.school team had devised.  I conducted interviews with 30 local residents and explored the social, economic, and environmental dimensions of the local context.  I used these field notes to generate insights and inform iterations to the current prototype, with the ultimate goal of building a dignified, human-centered solution to this community's sanitation problem.