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Guerilla user testing of Yoza

On Saturday afternoon I headed into Khayelitsha to get a group of high schoolers who have Saturday school to user test Yoza. It was very late in the development cycle — Yoza officially launched twelve hours later! — but it was the only time we had to do this. As always, the user testing was incredibly valuable. I’m proud to say that most of the feedback from the Khayelitsha session was implemented as feature tweaks before the launch. Thank you Praekelt Foundation developers, thank you kids from Students for Humanity.

All images: Steve Vosloo, CC-BY-NC-SA-2.0. See them on Flickr.


Design ideas for Yoza

Here is a selection of the first logo ideas and colour schemes for the Yoza mobisite, the forthcoming m-novel library. Comments welcome!

Samsung E250

Samsung E250 (128px wide)

Nokia 6680

Nokia 6680 (176px wide)



Mobile book logo

Mobile book logo

Design brief for Yoza logo

The m4Lit project is expanding: our goal is to build a mobile library of stories of multiple genres — called Yoza — that is available to teens not only in South Africa, but ultimately throughout Africa.

Yoza needs a logo — here is the design brief. All comments welcome.

Images of Kontax

The English version of the Kontax story is finished — yay! — and is being translated into isiXhosa right now. Some initial images are also complete and available on Flickr.

KONTAX character: Sbu

KONTAX character: Sbu (Source: Shuttleworth Foundation, CC-BY-SA-2.5-ZA)