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Death Notice Norms

Accra: death poster norms
Obituary posters on the streets of Accra – highlighting the deceased, name, nickname, age, extended family and chief mourners (above). Whether the information on the …



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19 Mar 2010

In: Accra, Cultural Norms
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Contextual Understanding

28 Feb 2010

In: Accra, Research Methods
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Homeward bound and one of our local crew ad-hocs his way along the train. Me? Just along for the ride. And yeah, we’re in the …
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Centralised Boxes for Mail

28 Nov 2009

In: Accra, Future Perfect, Locations
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Central post office in downtown Accra – always interesting to understand fixed points of reference in an otherwise fluid world, and the factors that go …
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Thinking for Future

27 Nov 2008

In: Accra, Cultural Norms
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A Market For…

24 Feb 2008

In: Accra, Cultural Norms
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A stall selling water by the sachet can be frequently spotted in and around Accra where many homes have limited access to mains water. Thought for …
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Sachets that Mimic

24 Feb 2008

In: Accra, Cultural Norms
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Sachet’s mimicking the design of a tube. For what product and in what context is it desirable for the tube mimicking the design of sachets?
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Recycled, Upcycled: Remade

12 Feb 2008

In: Accra, Design Inspiration
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Is it possible to make an upcycled mobile phone entirely from recycled materials? One that consumers will want to buy? How about at a price …
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Display Norms

30 Jan 2008

In: Accra, Cultural Norms
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On Beeping & Being

22 Jan 2008

In: Accra, Design Inspiration
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Research from Microsoft Research India’s Jonathan Donner that explores the practice of beeping – making intentional missed calls. The paper draws on field research from …
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Death Notice Norms

08 Jan 2008

In: Accra, Cultural Norms
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