At DesignWhine, we first met Eric Puplampu, a Lead Product Designer at Affinity Africa, when we published a short snippet about his experience with ADPList.org in our previous issue. We were intrigued by the community work he was doing in Ghana, his home country, as much as he wanted to collaborate with DesignWhine over an exclusive interview.
When we connected over a video call, and a jubilant Eric spilled all the beans about this community of 250 practitioners that he has founded along with other designers Eldad and James Badour (co-founder of ADPList.org). The launch of UXGhana has its fair share of struggles as the prominence of UX design is fairly recent in Africa.
The handful of designers that there were didn’t know the design ecosystem. That was where Eric and his colleagues decided to come to brush up all those misconceptions and streamline things by founding UXGH.