The ICT4D Corner
The intersection of technology
and social good.
Tactics in Field Research: Storytelling
Learn how to use storytelling to establish reliable and relatable user workflows and understand the unique challenges of your mobile app's users.
February 11, 2020
Two big lessons that Iowa and Geneva can teach us about technology in digital development
Last week brought two high profile technology failures into the global spotlight. Although these two mishaps may seem quite different at first glance, they both highlight challenges that are inherent in providing software in the public sector (regardless of locale) and illustrate cautionary lessons worth discussing for practitioners in Digital Development. The Iowa Caucus Debacle
February 7, 2020
Tactics in Field Research: Card Sorting
We use card sorting often to help participants explain their expectations and understanding of various topics. Learn how to employ this research technique with a few examples of our experience in the field.
January 28, 2020
New Study on Mobile Health Interventions Featured in BioMed Central
York University Associate Professor Maggie MacDonald recently published a study exploring the potential of mobile health interventions to improve maternity care in remote, rural, and underserved communities in Senegal.
January 7, 2020
Takeaways from the 2019 Global Digital Health Forum
Reflecting on the 2019 Global Digital Health Forum, our CEO and co-founder, Jonathan Jackson, found a number of things that he’s excited about and inspired by.
December 13, 2019
Join Us at the Global Digital Health Forum 2019
This year, the number of sessions at the Global Digital Health Forum has more than doubled, with eight members of Dimagi’s team scheduled to present on a wide range of digital health topics.
November 14, 2019
Usability Testing: Six Considerations and a Checklist
Usability testing does not have to be that hard, but you do need to make sure you understand it. Here are six considerations to keep in mind when performing usability testing for your mobile data collection app, along with a checklist to make sure you’re ready to go.
November 12, 2019
CommCare Adds New Integrations with Tableau and Power BI
Designed for M&E advisors and program teams alike, the new data integrations create a seamless connection between CommCare and both Tableau and PowerBI.
October 30, 2019
How to Use Mobile Tools to Improve Nutrition Around the World
Dimagi’s efforts to support nutrition programs around the world are wide-ranging, with CommCare tracking 10% of malnourished children in India and 1 in 50 malnourished children in world. Learn more about our work in fighting malnutrition worldwide.
October 8, 2019
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What Every Developer Should Know About CouchDB
A little more than five years ago, I started working with CouchDB. I had recently joined Dimagi, and before I arrived on the scene, Dimagi had found some success using CouchDB in one of our largest projects at the time, an offline EMR in Zambia. We chose CouchDB because of its replication capabilities, which let us keep data
March 29, 2016
New CommCare Form Builder Improvements Released
The CommCare team is excited to roll out some improvements to the CommCare form builder today. The following changes simplify the way users interact with the form builder. We updated the following in the form builder: the top-level navigation, question properties, and multi-select checkboxes. Read below to learn more! 1) Top-level navigation Here’s a blank
March 3, 2017