An initiative puts the developing-world poor just a phone call away from an internet search

Design Observer Logo Recently, reporter Julia Galef caught up with Question Box Founder Rose Shuman.

"Technology designers tend to focus on creating new gadgets, but some of the most useful design solutions are those that adapt old gadgets for a new audience. A daunting example: making the vast stores of information on the internet accessible to people who can't read or write — and who may never have heard of the internet.

Daunting, but not impossible. Recently, Rose Shuman, a business and international development consultant, set out to design..." Read More