Strengthening Artisan Networking Initiative


Luke Gardner, Lanhao Mao, Vincent Miller, Teniola Oguntolu


Aid to Artisans


Scott Jiusto, James Hanlan


October – December 2017

Project Outcomes

Final Report

Final Presentation


Aid to Artisans U (ATAU) is an e-learning platform that was designed to educate artisans from underdeveloped countries on business skills, and connect them to buyers and markets. The goal of this project was to promote ATAU’s new networking features and build connections between artisans, designers, and buyers. The team used methods including supporting users, improving the ATAU website, and promoting ATAU’s networking features through email and personal interactions. The team identified core problems with ATAU’s networking platform and provided recommendations to mitigate these problems.