Social Service Design for exile journalists.
Pocket FM is a service design + a custom developed hardware to empower journalists from crisis regions like Syria.
MICT is a non-profit organization that implements media development projects in the Middle East and Northern Africa. MICT approached us to help them develop a number of small range radio transmitters specialized for the use in crisis regions.We brought together all stakeholders to specify the needs. The transmitters should be compact, easy to use, and open for quick modifications. We were asked to deliver a proof of concept. To save time and budget, we did a research on which parts of the system we could buy off the shelve. We developed the missing technologies ourselves and built the first version of the radio transmitters. They are currently being deployed and tested in field.