Can Urban User Testing Labs Evaluate Rural Solar Lighting Solutions?

Can Urban User Testing Labs Evaluate Rural Solar Lighting Solutions?
April 2011-Selvan Thandapani, Rich Woodbridge
Lead Center : Centre for Development Finance
Focus Area :Environment and Climate Change

This is the third brief in a series by the Rural Market Insight team at the Centre for Development Finance-IFMR that turns action research into learnable experience for those committed to the Base of the Pyramid.

Expanding their research, Rural Market Insight researchers from Centre for Development Finance-IFMR (CDF) conducted an eight-week study on the quality of user experience with D.light Design’s low-cost Kiran solar lantern. Relevant design insights from the pre-pilot study with a Base of the Pyramid (BOP) household in Chennai, India lent further evidence to urban user testing labs for rural-targeted household energy products.


Related Projects : Urban Testing Project

This is the third brief in a series by the Rural Market Insight team at the Centre for Development Finance-IFMR that turns action research into learnable experience for those committed to the Base of the Pyramid.

Expanding their research, Rural Market Insight researchers from Centre for Development Finance-IFMR (CDF) conducted an eight-week study on the quality of user experience with D.light Design’s low-cost Kiran solar lantern. Relevant design insights from the pre-pilot study with a Base of the Pyramid (BOP) household in Chennai, India lent further evidence to urban user testing labs for rural-targeted household energy products.