PATH: UX Research for Safe Water Strategies in BoP Markets
Quicksand was commissioned by PATH, Seattle to conduct a user experience (UX) research informing successful and relevant product strategies for low cost household water treatment and storage (HWTS) products targeted at base of the pyramid markets.
PATH: Product Innovation for Base of Pyramid
Following an extended user research study, PATH commissioned our studio to design and develop a water treatment device for low-income populations that would set new benchmarks in its category with respect to price and user experience.
Cisco: Education on the Open Web
Cisco approached us to develop a vision for a web service hosted on the cloud, that would facilitate remote interactions between a diverse set of stake-holders in the education sector in India.
IDEO: Design Research
Quicksand has been working with IDEO - a leading design consultancy in Palo Alto - since early 2006 managing and facilitating design research for them in India.
UNDP: Design Thinking & Crafts
Quicksand engaged with the United Nations Development Program & Ministry of Tourism, Government of India to conceptualize and host a day-long product innovation + brand development workshop for rural artisans under the Explore Rural India initiative.
One World South Asia: Innovation in Education Technology
Quicksand worked with One World South Asia, an international non-profit, on “The Lifeline For Education” program in West Bengal in India. We conceptualized and designed a technology enabled platform connecting different stakeholders in the rural West Bengal education ecosystem.
The Potty Project
An in-depth study of how India's urban poor interact with spaces, services and communities around the core issues of sanitation and hygiene.