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User Testing with WSUP in a MoSan

Over the month of August extensive research has been undertaken to understand the context and end user of BadBox. Ethnographic data has been gathered through interviews, focus groups and general observations. A small trial with a single user over a week has been completed. Despite a number of logistical hurdles, the trial successfully tested the core value of BadBox, identified a number of areas for improvement and some ways that BadBox can generate even more value. Many thanks to our toilet partner MoSan and our field partner WSUP for making this possible.

Kisumu SlumsBadBox Trial

Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya


Spent an awesome day with guide and community leader Martin in Olympic, Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya learning about life in the world’s second largest slum and how the residents are trying to improve things.

Arrived in Nairobi


2 hours to cover the 15km from the airport. Nairobi traffic will take some getting used to.

So It Begins


All checked in and ready to fly to Nairobi!!!

Prototypes Ready for Testing in Kenya

After a large number of iterations and long days at the workbench there are three prototypes ready to be tested in Kenya. They each test different hypotheses around assembly, use, closing, and transport. These prototypes are intended to test usability factors, and are not biodegradable.


BioBox 2

BadBox 1

BioBox 1

BadBox 2

BioBox 3

BadBox 3

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