Last week went by pretty quickly and by now it turns out we are almost through this week already before I had a chance to write the weeknotes. In brief: we were fully engaged preparing deliverables for CHUTORO.
Kars spent a lot of time knee deep in scientific models to further ground our design work. Applying scientific results to real world solutions has been very refreshing and it is something we think that many other projects could greatly benefit from. We have been lucky to get a solid feed of scientific literature for this project to work with.
Meanwhile I was working on technological re-enactment by building an app relying on SMS as its main medium of interaction. I realized that this is the sort of thing that many of my friends have been working on in the early 2000s. It still takes an awful lot of effort to get things to work across non-internet cell phone networks but it is definitely worth the effort.
For our SMS needs we are using Nexmo who have been very easy to setup and actually do work in Germany (many other providers say they do but in fact do not).
We worked on this project exclusively the entire week and the time we spent made that we were both theoretically and technically in good shape for this week’s meeting.