othergreens is christopher robbins

cross-cultural technology

I designed and led this two-year research and development project as a Multimedia Specialist at the University of the South Pacific (USP) in Fiji, exploring how digital media can be developed according to learning approaches in Oceania. The project included ethnographic research (150 interviews, 550 questionnaires, 100 academic publications), usability testing and collaborative action research in Nauru, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Kiribati, Marshall Islands and Fiji Islands.

Based on our findings, I developed a set of recommendations for educational multimedia in the region, led a design team that created cross-cultural learning technology based on these recommendations, published in international academic journals, and developed a series of workshops and 'ideabooks.' Since then, the software has been put to use in 12 different countries in the region.

Because of this project I was given a $30,000 award and invited to speak at a conference at United Nations Headquarters on my cross-cultural technology development.