['http://farm1.static.flickr.com/62/217338309_49a8181e6a.jpg by meanestindian via flickr']
Just a quick open invitation, if you are in San Francisco this weekend:
UPDATE: Changed the time to 4pm.
I'm meeting with designer-researchers Niti Bahn and Dave Tait on Saturday, April 19th, at
6pm 4pm at Atlas Cafe in San Francisco (in the Mission). Come have a beer with us! We're talking generally about designing and researching technologies for the poorest people in the world (the "bottom of the pyramid"). Africa, Asia, mobile phones, sustainable change, environmental technologies, research methodologies, product design, application development, user experience ... lots of stuff.
Niti is a researcher, strategist and international rock star; Dave is an award-winning product designer and researcher based in South Africa. Developing world cell phone geeks, too. Check out this article they co-authored for a feel for what they are into: Design for the Next Billion Customers.
If you're interested, email me, or just show up!
Oh and, we're doing some planning for a BarCamp unconference of the same themes this summer. Let me know if you would be interested in attending or supporting an event like that. Probably Late June or July.
Photo by meanestindian via flickr.