Vodafone Web Box

How might we provide internet access to people from emerging countries?

Vodafone asked us to develop a format to deliver innovation within their 'Terminals' division. We helped devise & install DIL - the design & innovation lab. The first challenge provided to DIL led to the development of the web box.

Insight

Extensive, on-site user research from developing countries (India, South Africa) showed that even under the most difficult living conditions, people manage to run a tv within their living quarters.

How might we provide internet access to people from emerging countries?

Vodafone asked us to develop a format to deliver innovation within their 'Terminals' division. We helped devise & install DIL - the design & innovation lab. The first challenge provided to DIL led to the development of the web box.

Insight

Extensive, on-site user research from developing countries (India, South Africa) showed that even under the most difficult living conditions, people manage to run a tv within their living quarters.

Idea

Connect a basic mobile phone platform (2G) to this existing „display“, provide a simple way to enter text and - like this -  create an ultra-affordable way to connect to the internet while providing basic educational and entertainment applications. 

 

Project