What Do JadedAid Card Suggestions Say About Development?

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1446441715367From the beginning we’ve thought of JadedAid as a project for and by the international development community. We’ve crowdsourced card ideas through social media, on our website and at design parties in cities across the world.

So far we’ve received more than 2,174 card suggestions! It’s incredible! We’re all about data-driven decision-making at JadedAid so we’re not only going through to pick our favorites but looking for trends. We thought it would be fun to share a bit more about what we are seeing in the data.

Card suggestions tend to fall into two categories: 1) things you think are funny and 2) things you think are broken.

What’s funny?

Poop! 

Actually “poop” does not show up in the Top 100 words, but only because you’ve all been pretty creative in your phrasing, branching out with more descriptive terms such as “fecal sludge,” “the shits,” “human waste,” “leakage” and “sharts.” And then there are 12 different references to various types and uses of toilets and 8 references to Ciprofloxin.

Other than bodily functions, there are a ton of suggestions around malaria medsselfies and sex (mainly with co-workers and/or in uncomfortable places like under a mosquito net).

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