Category Archives: User Experience

One year later, a look at our first Kio Kit customers

November 11th, 2016 by

The first Kio Kit customers Last year when we launched our ruggedised Kio Kit, what followed was a ton of interested buyers. It gave us both huge hope and nerves that our product was going to schools. Prior to launch, we had piloted the Kio Kit in some schools and that gave us a lot […]

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Visiting our Solomon Islands Schools

May 17th, 2016 by

BRCK has been known for developing products for the edge of the network and very remote regions of the world. Lately our products have been pushing even what we as BRCKers consider the edge. One of our biggest themes is the “if it works in Africa, it can work anywhere.” And that was never more […]

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UX and QA adventures

August 11th, 2015 by

At BRCK we are fanatical about User Experience (UX) and Quality Analysis (QA). That is why last week, we took the fantastic 5 to Kajiado to spend a day with one of our BRCKs in the wild. Kajiado is a town located 80 kilometres south of Nairobi, along the Nairobi – Arusha highway (A104 road). […]

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BRCKs in Education: Studi Academy, Tanzania

July 21st, 2015 by

We’re receiving increased interest from Education focused organizations to use the BRCK to enable access to their content both online and offline. One of the partners we’re working with is Studi Academy in Tanzania. Studi is passionate about changing how students in secondary schools in developing countries learn. They provide an online platform for students […]

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Internet for Ranches and Wildlife Research

January 12th, 2015 by

Farms and Ranch WiFi I took off this weekend to test some BRCKs out in some of the more rural parts of Kenya. In this case, I was invited by Michael Nicholson who runs the cattle part of the El Karama Ranch situated near Nanyuki at the foot of Mount Kenya. The ranch is approximately […]

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Expedition Technology – Part II

December 3rd, 2014 by

Thanks goodness for BRCK.  Unfortunately this will be my last expedition post this trip. I’ve had to leave the guys early to make a dash north to sort out some business. If it weren’t for BRCK I’d still be in Livingstone. When the news came that I had to come back to Nairobi, we knew […]

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A BRCK Expedition Run to South Africa (and back)

November 22nd, 2014 by

(Republished from Erik’s blog) Two days from now we begin a BRCK overland expedition to South Africa. Like any of our trips, it is meant to be fun and adventurous, while at the same time giving us the opportunity to stress test our product beyond the norm. In the vein of our past expeditions to […]

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A BRCK Technical Update: Oct 2014

October 19th, 2014 by

I’ve been a bit remiss in my updates to everyone about what’s going on within the BRCK house. In short, we’ve been sleeping few hours as we try to do a whole load of updates, fix bugs, add new features, and create an overall better experience. I asked Jeff, Wesley, Reg and Emmanuel to put […]

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After the User Experience

September 5th, 2014 by

Designing for BRCK Designing for the BRCK involves more than most tech design processes coming from the African startup space, since we have to deal with hardware as well as software. Many designers get the opportunity to work on software (UI) and print at some point in their lives but very few get to touch […]

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