User Centered Design for Sanitation Technologies

STeP or Partner: STeP, Duke University, Biomass Controls
Country of focus: Global, India
Published date: June 2018

Brief description:

This research brief identifies toilet and sanitation technology preferences, amenities, and attributes influential in promoting adoption of improved sanitation technologies among potential user populations. Drawing on a 1,200 household survey and 60 focus groups conducted in low-income, urban communities of Gujarat, India, this work is focused on insights related to Reinvented Toilet (RT) systems. This work discusses potential barriers to toilet adoption and considerations for sanitation system design.

Key topics:

  • User Centered Design
  • Reinvented Toilet
  • Field Testing, Design and Engineering
  • User Adoption
data, technology, women, gender, urinals, water, hand washing, maintenance