Community-x-ray: considering real life impact with ...

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11th International Symposium on Human Factors in Organisational Design and Management (ODAM 2014) CPH Conference

Community-x-ray: considering real life impact with community-driven tools
Author:Ana COUVINHAS (TechnoServe Mozambique, Mozambique)
Bradley PAUL (TechnoServe Mozambique, Mozambique)
Denis COELHO (Human Technology Group, Dept. of Electromechanical Engineering, University of Beira Interior, Portugal)
John WALTER (TechnoServe Mozambique, Mozambique)
Patricia FERRARA (Dept. of Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, United States)
Date: 2014-08-18     Track: C - Special sessions & technical sessions     Session: C1 - Ergonomics and development in the new economy & ergonomics in systems analysis and design

Community-x-ray Project is experimenting new approaches to research, monitoring and evaluation in northern Mozambique. Innovations being developed and tested propose a different approach to development by implementing a set of technologies and community-driven tools to provide NGOs, companies, associations and others with useful information about projects’ social impacts and potential interventions. Community-x-ray is empowering because it gives expression to what is important to people in their everyday life. That is, people self-identifying relevant activities and the related time allocation. Its tools and techniques (“Field Diaries” and “Photo Project”) allow project implementers and the community alike to consider real life impact.