First field test of the ICONO Latrine add-on prototypes

Louva refugee camp, Angola 2018

As a unique initiative, UNICEF inspired an innovative collaborative design process with ICONO to take part in an end user field trial in a refugee camp in northern Angola.

UNICEF installed a number of prototypes in a refugee camp in the Northern part of Angola and developed a structured evaluation test with research protocols. ICONO was invited to participate in collecting data on-site and speak with the users directly.

Field-testing was a unique opportunity to receive user feedback and re-design the product accordingly. The test provided valuable response from the people who assembled the latrine add-on, the users (persons with disabilities and the elderly) and from those who maintain and clean the latrines.

The structured test gave ICONO valuable feedback to be included in the final product.