Mind the Culture Gap: Bridging the divide between technology and cultural communities

BEST Lab and PPN project in the Berkeley Science Review, April 2014. Excerpt: “Reaping the benefits of modern technology while maintaining a traditional culture produces tension that can leave the consumer compromised. The work of the Agogino group and the Pomo Nation shows that a growing field of culturally sensitive engineering can relieve this tension. Modern advances have the potential to benefit everyone when a little more time is taken to understand and cater to the end user’s unique culture.”