Ongoing Research and Collaborations

PhD Research

  • Interior design strategies for mainstreaming the visually impaired into commercial banking services in Nairobi, Kenya (PhD researcher: Michael Munene)
  • Design led innovation for reformed manufacturing in Kenya (PhD researcher: Henry Mukhwana)
  • Design for social innovation facilitating community based tourism in Kenya (PhD researcher: Joyce Akach)
  • Understanding individual and collective narratives of the fashion entrepreneurship industry in Kenya. (PhD researcher: Joan Ogake)
  • The unspoken truth; curbing the prevalence of lifestyle diseases in Kenya through effective communication campaign strategies. (PhD researcher: Betty Ogake)
  • Urban Habitat transformation: the case of Kileleshwa. (PhD researcher: Collins Makunda at AHO)



  • Design for social impact: ongoing project between ZHdK, Switzerland and StAD (Research lead: Joyce Akach)
  • ProtoHype project: ongoing project between AHO, Norway, and Our School (Research lead: Francesca Odundo)