Kate Krontiris is an ethnographer, strategist, and facilitator working to understand and transform civic life.
In the past three years, she has served as a consultant to Google, the Knight Foundation, and the Omidyar Network, among others. Until recently, Kate also served as a consulting user researcher for the newly-formed U.S. Digital Service within the Executive Office of President Barack Obama. For the 2016-2017 academic year, Kate is an affiliate of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society, at Harvard University. She is also a Business Associate of the Maendeleo Group, where she works with clients to address complex, contemporary global challenges from an African lens. Kate is best known for her applied research on how people use technology for civic purposes.
Civic and inclusive technologies
How can we build better tools to engage with society in an open and democratic way? ITS Global Fellows discussed this issue in 2014, presenting different case studies. Allison Burtch introduced “Dumbsto.re: the most inclusive mobile app platform ever”. Later, Kate Krontiris explained the importance and practicality of ethnographic approaches for civic technology. Finally yet […]