Aude is a designer and an inventor who likes to experiment, to empower people and improve lifes. Her work was brought to my attention by Bibi Seck. And we both appreciated her project on “Avenues Africaines”, a series of websites, which are free spaces of expression to showcase people’s everyday life on the continent. Inspired by the countries’ phone codes. The websites are also training platforms for publishing and multimedia productions. For instance Avenue225 is designed for Ivory Coast Avenue223 for Mali, Avenue221 for Senegal and other countries will follow.
Another interesting project is “Dakar Live” which was the result of a collaboration between Aude and the “Centre de Calcul” of Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar, Senegal. Dakar Live, launched in 2009, is a mobile application that allows the reading and the editing of dynamic geo localized information on Dakar’s activities. The interface displayed by the application consists in a system of layers of information on Dakar ‘ s streets and activities. Dakar being also a touristic place where an up-to-date map does not exist, local activities, touristic operators etc. can offer their services through this application. The application can be set up on basic mobile phones and the cost to access the service is equivalent to a text message’s cost.
You can find more about Aude’s activities on Aude-on-the-spot
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