The field tests showed that a durable tablet with long battery life at an affordable price could bring real benefits to rural and low-income communities.
A tablet like this could further transform lives in other areas like education, disaster relief, agriculture, and commercial field work. “There’s a huge opportunity here,” Mary says, “to reduce digital inequality.”
“At Accenture, we believe in the power of technology and human ingenuity. We’re constantly striving to create positive impact for our people, our societies and the planet.”
Accenture worked collaboratively across functions, selecting resources with strategy, project management, design, digital, communications, and high-tech skill sets in mind. As a result, ADP and Arm were a fully integrated team from start to finish.
The project sets an example not just of how to put values into action, but also challenges innovators to think beyond their own demographic bubbles.
“Challenging entrenched design biases isn’t easy,” Fiona says, “but by taking a human-centred approach and testing our assumptions, we can change the market and bring benefits to many, many lives.”