Kate Krontiris

Kate Krontiris serves as a Principal atReboot,a service design firm that uses ethnographic approaches to help leading institutions develop solutions that improve lives and livelihoods.

Prior to Reboot, Kate built a portfolio of work around judicial innovation atGoogle Ideas, a new think/do tank that explores the role that technology can play in tackling some of the toughest human challenges. In 2010, she led a team of US Department of State and NGO professionals to develop the concept of “mobile justice,” using connection technologies to link survivors of sexual violence to judicial systems.Most recently, Kate co-authoredTunisia: From Revolutions to Institutions, Reboot’s report on how technology is transforming post-revolutionary Tunisia.

Articles by Kate Krontiris

  • Kate Krontiris

    Portrait of our Times: Women, Technology, and Inclusivity in the City

    We have made great strides in data-driven urban planning, but as we imagine and build our way to smarter futures, we must remember that many still live “off the grid” and can easily fall prey to human trafficking. Thus, we must be imaginative and proactive in engaging with those who are not represented in data we have.

  • Kate Krontiris

    ‘If You Break It, You Fix It’ and Other Creeds of the Young Makers Among Us

    The makers: These are people who see a need for something in their own lives — or the lives of their neighbors, or schoolmates, or industry peers — and instead of complaining, or buying something, they make it. They make alternative energy, and bicycles, and computers, and crafts, and food, and furniture, and GPS devices, and robots, and tools, and toys, and wearable devices, and magic.

    Education, Entrepreneurship, Technology
  • Kate Krontiris

    Testing Assumptions About Women and Technology

    Many at LifeSpring, including outreach workers themselves, agree that the hospital could benefit from digitally collecting information about its clients. But nobody was very excited about trying it. The reason: Most existing mobile health (mhealth) solutions are built on SMS (short message services, or simply text message) platforms, and LifeSpring was not confident about its outreach workers’ ability to use text messaging – or even about their ability to navigate and comprehend a text-based data collection system.

    Education, Technology
    skill development
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