Meta-Cognitive design: Tangaza
Researching NOKIA’s Tanagaza platform was my first foray into the world of Information, Communication, and Technology for Development (ICT4D). Tangaza can be thought of as an audio version of Twitter powered by SMS (text) messages. It is designed for use in developing regions of the world where the use of basic (non-smart) mobile phones has skyrocketed over the past 10 years. SMS messages have been identified as an affordable method to enhance communication. I researched the concept of metacognition (our ability to think about our own thinking) and applied core principles to Mosoko to enhance the user experience.