OUR WORK FOCUS
HUMAN CENTERED DESIGN
We conduct qualitative and quantitative research to understand explicit, tacit and latent needs of our end users driven by an iterative design and prototyping process.
TECH SOLUTIONS FOR INCLUSION
We use technology to bridge the gap between the needs of a culturally diverse low-literate population from rural and semi urban India and the existing services that are not accessible to them.
We build interfaces that speak and listen to the users in their native Indian languages and understand the nuances of their dialects to be able to serve them better.
Navana Tech was born out of Cornell Tech’s Startup Studio by two brothers Raoul and Jai Nanavati. Their mission for Navana Tech is to remove the barriers that limit low literate users from accessing high impact technology services such as mobile banking, healthcare and e-commerce. Navana Tech is backed by Cornell Tech, Bharat Inclusion Initiative [JP Morgan, Gates Foundation, Dell Foundation and Omidyar Network], Microsoft Research India and Microsoft for Startups.
A software SDK for companies to implement a text-independent, visual and voice-driven user experience on their existing smartphone apps to include low literate users.
A layer on top solution to limit changes required to existing app interface as much as possible.
VOICE DRIVEN NAVIGATION
Domain-specific, hyper localized speech to text to help users communicate, search, navigate and enter data using voice.
Building in partnership with Vivek Seshadri and Kalika Bali from Microsoft Research India.
Language set : Hindi, Tamil, Kannada, Bengali, Marathi, Punjabi, Telugu, Gujarati, Bhojpuri and Odia
CONTEXTUAL VOICE ASSISTANT
Text-to-speech & audio files support to guide users through complex interfaces.
Enterprises will be able to add functionality for the assistant to animate buttons and explain functionality to the user in the user’s local language.
Covers all Indian languages
Research backed repository of illustrative iconography used to explain actions, context and concepts on a screen independent of text.
This iconography is locally inspired and draws from the Indian context to deliver relevant and effective communication.
MEDIA AND PRESS
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