In June 2014, ten designers travelled to Rwanda as part of the UX for Good project. Their aim was to use their skills in user experience design to help genocide memorials in Rwanda more effectively engage visitors emotionally. The designers were tasked with creating solutions that would help visitors better understand the scale and horror of the genocide, and its impact on the country.

The project was a collaboration between UX for Good, the Aegis Trust, and the Kigali Genocide Memorial. The designers spent a week in Rwanda, visiting various memorial sites and talking to survivors, guides, and visitors. They also attended workshops and lectures to gain a deeper understanding of the genocide.

From their research, the designers developed a range of potential solutions. These included a mobile app that would allow visitors to explore the memorial at their own pace, an interactive exhibit that would give visitors a sense of the scale of the genocide, and a storytelling platform that would allow survivors to share their stories.

The designers presented their ideas to the Aegis Trust, which will decide which solutions to implement. The UX for Good project hopes that their work will help to make the memorials more engaging and impactful, and ensure that the lessons of the genocide are not forgotten.

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