Design that Matters, National Design Award winner for Corporate and Institutional Achievement, is a nonprofit design company that partners with social entrepreneurs to design products that address basic needs in developing countries. Led by cofounder Timothy Prestero, over 850 academic and professional collaborators have worked together to create dozens of product concepts, including a low-cost neonatal incubator using spare car parts, and a phototherapy device for treating newborn jaundice in Vietnam (see image above).
Join Timothy Prestero as he speaks with Cynthia E. Smith, Cooper-Hewitt's Curator of Socially Responsible Design, about his work and the important role of mentoring in the fields of design and social entrepreneurship.
About the series:
The Design Talks series was started in spring 2010 by late Cooper-Hewitt Director Bill Moggridge (1943-2012), and has featured Chad Hurley of YouTube, Michael Bierut of Pentagram, Michael Graves, and Acumen Fund Founder and CEO Jacqueline Novogratz, among others.