DHIS2 Design Lab

DHIS2 Design Lab


The DHIS2 Design Lab explores how we can support and promote design and innovation within the DHIS2 software ecosystem. The knowledge generated through our work is also relevant to research on design and innovation within generic enterprise software ecosystems more generally. 

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About the lab

DHIS2 is a global generic software platform used by many organizations in different health and non-health contexts across more than 70 countries. What's considered usable and relevant to the many end-users across different implementations of the software tends to vary, thus it's challenging to build a ‘one size fits all’ solution on the generic level of design. The design lab sees DHIS2 and the surrounding resources, people, and practices as a design infrastructure, rather than a standard software solutionThe aim of the design infrastructure is to support the design of usable and relevant systems during implementation into concrete user organizations.

Our main focus is on strengthening the implementation-level design and innovation capacity of the design infrastructure so that it better supports designers in locally building the software that is right for particular contexts of use.

The design lab consists of researchers and post-graduate students at the Department of Informatics at the University of Oslo, working in collaboration with DHIS2 core developers and implementation specialists around the world including India, Mozambique, Malawi, and Tanzania.

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Main areas of focus

 

 

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Exploring existing and new design and innovation practices within the DHIS2 ecosystem

 

 

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Exploring resources that support and promote DHIS2 application development

 

 

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Exploring resources that support and promote the use of methods for user-oriented design and innovation

Projects

Participants

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Magnus Li
Head of DHIS2 Design Lab

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Petter Nielsen
Head of Research Group

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Thao Thi Thanh Tran
Master student & Lab Coordinator

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Vetle Utvik
Master student & Lab Coordinator

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Mats Blakstad
Master student

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Maja Lanestedt Thomassen
Master student

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Bendik Johann Kroken
Master student

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Hanna Kongshem
Master student

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Anders Erik Brustad
Master student

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Håkon André Heskja
Master student

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Anastasia Bengtsson
Master student

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Simeon Andersen Tverdal
Master student

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Hanna Evensen
Master student

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Yonatan Fessehaye
Master student

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Sigvart Bretteville Jensen
Master student

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Jacob Ommundsen
Master student

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Carl-Magnus Lein
Master student

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Nina Sofie Justnæs
Master student

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Steffen Ekeberg Bråten
Master student

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Thea Aksdal Nordgulen
Master student

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Gwendolyn Borchenius
Master student

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Steven Nguyen
Master student

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Alexander Fife
Master student

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Elisabeth Vossgård
Master student

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Filip Christoffer Larsen
Master student

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Vegar Brorson
Master student

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Mikael Olsen Rodvelt
Master student

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Alexander Bruland
Master student

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Stian Rustad
Master student

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Peichun Wu
Master student

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Péter Bíró
Master student