Where do I start? We understand that creating great technology projects can be difficult and even overwhelming. We’ve compiled these resources to help you think through your next project. Our technology coaches are always available to help you, if you have any questions, please book a coaching session today. Overview The Principals for Digital Design have been endorsed by USAID and provide great guidelines when thinking through and planning your next technology project. This short learning report highlights both positive experiences from civil society organizations (CSOs) and technology providers engaged in our grants fund. It also highlights practical tips to be considered for those who are going to work on information and communication technology (ICT) projects. The findings were compiled based on feedback from 16 different CSOs and technology providers that were interviewed in May 2016. The DIY Toolkit has a carefully curated set of tools to help you think through your project’s strategy and goals. Tactical Tech’s Info Activism How-To Guide has a range of strategies, tools and case studies that can help you. Designing for Users IDEO’s The Field Guide to Human-Centered Design provides processes, tools, and guides on how to create something your users will love. Tactical Tech’s Know Your Audience guide has useful steps for finding out more about your users. Finding the Right Tool The Toolbox is a collection of development tools organized by development sector. Net Hope provides a database and product comparison tool for technology products and services. Data: The School of Data provides a complete resource section for anyone looking to work with data. Visualization Tools: Visualizing Information for Advocacy has created a great page of data visualization tools where you can search by the type of visualization you’d like to create. Sensors: Kopernik provides a great tool for understanding and working with sensors to collect data. Tips & Tricks 12 Excel tips to make your life easy with data. These tips come very handy when you or your M&E staff are using Excel to go through different stages/process of data analysis, including data cleaning, analysis and visualization. Working with a Technical Provider Read this blogpost by Fabriders, which sets out some key things to think about when designing the specifications for your project. Rotati Cambodia has developed the online directory CamboSearch, which highlights Cambodian service providers who are interested in working with civil society groups. The Transparency and Accountability Initiative’s Fundamentals guide has useful tips on how to hire a consultant or developer. Sotheavy At Video Production Sotheavy AT is the Video Production Advisor at Development Innovations. She specializes in video and radio production, coaching on content development, media broadcasting, design communication strategy and media training. Sotheavy also has experience developing story concepts, storyboarding and script-writing. Book a Video Coaching Session Vantharith Oum ICT4D Advisor Vantharith Oum is the ICT4D Advisor at Development Innovations. An advocate for free culture and open knowledge in Cambodia, Vantharith has strong interest in technology and is passionate about utilizing appropriate technology to solve local problems. With his background in marketing and research Vatharith can help provide you the resources you need for your technology project. Book a Tech Coaching Session Jesse Orndorff Innovation Program Manager Jesse Orndorff is the Innovation Program Manager at Development Innovations. A designer, developer, and startup founder Jesse heads the advisory services at Development Innovations. Jesse is passionate about helping civil society understand and use technology to solve development challenges. Book an ICT4D Coaching Session Some of this content was adapted from the wonderful resources released by The Engine Room. We’ve modified their content to meet the needs of users in Cambodia and added our own additional resources. The content on this resource page is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.