Jeff Muthondu a senior designer at Microsoft. He was the former GM of consumer and also the creative director at BRCK Inc, a hardware and software company at the verge of solving for affordable internet in frontier markets. 15+ years experience in the creative and technology universe has offered him the opportunity of exploring the fusion of tech and design in multiple mediums and forms ranging from product design, front-end development, graphic design and also space design. Jeff holds a bachelors degree in Information systems form United States International University, Nairobi and a masters degree in Multimedia design from Monash Univerity, Melbourne.
Some of his work has been featured on multiple publications such as "Designing Connected Products" by O'Reilly Publishers and "BRAND THE CHANGE" by Anne Miltenburg among others.
BRCK is made up of a team of software developers, engineers and technologists in Nairobi, where we build the tools for connectivity that we need ourselves.
SupaBRCK is the companies core product and it's used to power most of our solutions. When you’re off grid you need a reliable connectivity solution that stands up to the challenges of power, connectivity type, and tough environments. SupaBRCK was designed to solve these particular issues.
The Gearbox International Foundation was founded in 2017 to support hardware entrepreneurship ecosystems that serve the needs of the poor worldwide.
The goal has always been to create a model for supporting hardware entrepreneurship in low and middle income countries that can be adapted and replicated worldwide.
NAIROBI DESIGN INSTITUTE : Design as a discipline has always been about impact. About delivering on a better version of life. To be a designer is more than a career choice. It’s a way of thinking and living.
AKIRACHIX : AkiraChix is a not for profit organisation that aims to inspire and develop a successful force of women in technology who will change Africa’s future.
The Kadhalika lamps "Glow series" are a great fusion between engineering and art. The process involved sketching and designing the pieces on paper,using computer aided design software to bring the designs to life then finally using power tools and laser cutters. The final process involved manually finishing and assembling the pieces together thus bringing out this amazing work of art to life.
Picha Perfect is a space where i flex my creative muscles by creating unique images that are held together by wooden frames. Thier homes could be walls or even table tops.
Networked thermostats, fitness monitors, and door locks show that the Internet of Things can (and will) enable new ways for people to interact with the world around them. But designing connected products for consumers brings new challenges beyond conventional software UI and interaction design.
This book provides experienced UX designers and technologists with a clear and practical roadmap for approaching consumer product strategy and design in this novel market. By drawing on the best of current design practice and academic research, Designing Connected Products delivers sound advice for working with cross-device interactions and the complex ecosystems inherent in IoT technology.
We are witnessing the rise of a new generation of social entrepreneurs across the world, who are building businesses with positive social and/or environmental impact, seeking to create a better future for all of us. For these businesses to reach their true potential, they need to communicate clearly who they are, what they do, and why that matters.
The BRCK V1 was in display in Morocco as a work of art and not just a functional product.
Africa Design Days (& Award), founded by designer Hicham Lahlou, is an initiative designed to enhance and value Design in Africa. Africa Design Days & Award is driven by influential members and experts from around the world, all passionate about Africa and sharing the same vision of progress for the continent.
In 2015, Africa Design Days & Award teamed up with the ONA Foundation to organize Africa Morocco Design Days 2015, a unique event that featured more than 40 international designers from over 10 African countries, including creators and craftspeople from Morocco.