Prof. Terry Winograd : 2012 Mobile and Social Workshop


Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Location: Fisher Conference Center, Arrillaga Alumni Center

"Human-Centered Design of Mobile Technology Applications for the Developing World"
10:15am - 10:45am


For the past two years, Josh Cohen (Political Science, Philosophy, and Law) and I have been teaching a course in the ( in which small interdisciplinary student teams collaborate with students and NGO partners in Nairobi, Kenya to invent and prototype applications of mobile technologies that can help in problems of health and economic development. I will describe the overall approach and setting and some of the projects that have been created and the lessons learned in implementing them.


Terry Winograd co-directs the Human-Computer Interaction Group and the teaching and research program in Human-Computer Interaction Design

He is also a founding faculty member of the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford ( and of the Liberation Technology Project at the Center for Development, Democracy, and the Rule of Law. He is a consultant to Google, a search engine company founded by Stanford students from his projects.

He is currently developing courses and research in applying mobile communication technologies to health and development in the developing world, including a course, Designing Liberation Technologies, taught at the in conjunction with the University of Nairobi.

Winograd was a founding member of Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility. He is aan ACM Fellow and a member of the CHI Academy. He received the 2011 ACM SIGCHI Lifetime Research Achievement Award.