It is obvious that the number of motor vehicles in Uganda in general and Greater Kampala in particular has increased a lot over the past two decades. It is also obvious that this increase is largely driven by an increase in the number of people with sufficient income to afford a secondhand vehicle. Typically, such a vehicle will be a Japanese make aged between 10 and 15 years old on importation. The upper limit of 15 years is now fixed in the country’s regulations with initial attempts to fix it at 8 years having failed after a public outcry.
A few years ago, I bought a book called “The Design of Everyday Things” by Donald Norman. I can’t quite remember what drove me to buy it – probably a good review or an Amazon recommendation – but one thing that is for certain is that it has had a profound and lasting impact on […]