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Moving Fast and (Not) Breaking Things

There are a few mantras that many of us have heard before that characterize Silicon Valley’s startup culture: “Go fast and break things,” “profit at any cost,” and one of my favorites, “ask for forgiveness instead of asking for permission.” I don’t think there is...

MVP vs. MLP Mentality

Last week’s Manaful Insight was about how using love more in your user research process might improve the insights you gain and ultimately, the quality of your product. Sticking to the theme of love, we thought we would share about the concepts and differences between...

Purple Maiʻa Supports Kiaʻi Protecting Mauna Kea

There are no words to express the kaumaha that we at Purple Maiʻa felt upon the arrest of our kūpuna and the state force exercised by the governor last week in declaring a state of emergency. As an organization we wanted to put our manaʻo forth and show our solidarity...

Technologies of care, humility, conviviality

We asked some local thought leaders, "How can technology practices be a part of aloha ʻāina?" and this is what they said. Annie Koh is a Ph.D. candidate in urban & regional planning at UH Manoa who is interested in how to improve access and equity in participatory...