2014: Tina L. Zeng, MDP Post-Graduate Fellow


The weDub Project is a locally developed DIY audio mixer and preamplifier that fits in the palm of your hand.Created in an urban slum of Uganda, the circuit is made by youths to perform live improvisations of reinterpreted media to a participatory audience. The project was developed independently without a design brief, and all collaborators and collaborations were personally made on-the-ground. This Core 77 Award-winning work is heavily grounded in academic theory, with months of on-the-ground fieldwork, and multiple prototype iterations. Tina formally consulted for the Tech4Dev team of UNICEF’s Innovation Unit in Kampala, Uganda whilst completing her thesis.

Tina L. Zeng is a designer and researcher hybrid working at the intersection of user experience, technology, and social action. She is currently working with very talented people at IBM Design in Austin, TX. http://www.tinalzeng.com/

Funded by Intel Labs