Welcome to DI Group

The Development Informatics (DI) Research Group is a multi-disciplinary Research Group in the College of Computing & Information Sciences at Makerere University. The group focus focuses on studying and the creation of Information Systems that address problems in a socio-economic development context. This is motivated by the fact that several researches have established that for ICTs to reasonably contribute to socio-economic development in developing countries, designers/developers must understand users and develop for their contexts. Our key research themes are:

  • Human Computer Interaction (HCI)
  • Usability & User Experience (UX) Design & Evaluation
  • Co-Design/Participatory Design (User Centered Design)
  • Digital Inclusion
  • E-Service

T he group makes its home in the E-Services laboratory and has hosted a number of research talks and seminars as a channel or platform to establish research networks, collaborations and for graduate students to receive valuable feedback on their presented research.