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Cooper-Hewitt: Design for the Other 90% Panel - Modesta Nyirenda-Zabula


Modesta Nyirenda-Zabula, Project Manager, Godisa Technologies Trust
Design for the Other 90%, Exhibition, panel, Modesta Nyirenda-Zabula, Godisa Technologies Trust, non-profit, Botswana, developing countries, hearing impaired, hearing impairment, deaf, hearing aids, access, affordable, technology, appropriate technologies, solar, training, employment, talk, public program

Cooper-Hewitt: Design for the Other 90%


Designers, engineers, students and professors, architects, and social entrepreneurs from all over the globe are devising cost-effective ways to increase access to food and water, energy, education, healthcare, revenue-generating activities, and affordable transportation for those who most need them. And an increasing number of initiatives are providing solutions for underserved populations in developed countries such as the United States.
Design for the Other 90%, Exhibition, underserved populations, developing countries, poverty, sustainable, sustainability, solutions, initiatives, access, accessibility, affordable, innovation, policy, transformation

Bill's Design Talks: Jacqueline Novogratz


As Acumen Fund's Founder and CEO, Jacqueline Novogratz developed the Fund's unique approach to using philanthropic capital to invest in scalable businesses that serve the poor. Her vision is that one day all human beings will have access to the critical goods and services they need—including affordable health, water, housing, energy, agricultural inputs, and services—so that they can make decisions and choices for themselves and unleash their full potential. Novogratz has led the Acumen Fund since its launch in 2001.
Jacqueline Novogratz, Acumen Fund, The Blue Sweater, developing world, access, philanthropy, bills design talks, talk, long, public program

Social Impact Design Summit


What? Design is a process that can solve problems, and socially responsible design is design that seeks to solve problems which vex the world’s poor and marginalized communities. Simply put, socially responsible design uses innovation and the tools of design to improve access to services such as healthcare and education and increase social, economic, and environmental sustainability.
social impact, design summit, socially responsible, problem solving, communities, services, access

Designing Media - Roger McNamee


Roger McNamee is both a musician and a venture capitalist. He got his start on the business side, helping the Grateful Dead to stay viable after Jerry Garcia’s death through direct sales to its fans.
Roger McNamee, venture capital, venture capitalist, Elevation Partners, music, musician, Moonalice, direct sales, promotion, access, democratize, creative process, Bill Moggridge, designing media, Interview

Designing Media - DJ Spooky


Paul Miller may seem a less interesting name than DJ Spooky: That Subliminal Kid, but he makes up for it with his erudite conversation, informed by his background in philosophy and French literature and his experience in art and music. 
DJ Spooky, Paul Miller, composer, multimedia, artist, online, representation, digital, music, repurposed, re-purposed, shareware, model, access, qualities, purpose, experience, Bill Moggridge, designing media, book, Interview, MIT press, design media

Designing Media - Mark Zuckerberg


Mark stares at you from the cover of this week’s Time Magazine with intense green eyes.
Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook, social network, internet, online, Open, transparent, connection, access, community, friends, media, Information, privacy, exchange, application, filter, Bill Moggridge, designing media, book, Interview, MIT press, design media, social impact

On Transparency


What does it mean to want everyone to have access to knowledge about everything businesses and government are doing? Is the act of living with transparent things merely a tugging at the will to become invisible, to have less impact on the environment? 
transparency, transparent, objects, spaces, impact, Information, externality, explanation, access, corruption, networking, cameras

Social Changemakers


Join in a Twitter-based Social Entrepreneurship Chat organized by Ashoka. The real time discussions on social entrepreneurship issues take place the 1st Wed of the month, 4-6PM US Eastern Time.
Social Entrepreneurship, Ashoka, organizer, Twitter, discussions, issues, mobile innovations, Lemelson Foundation, innovators, Ashoka Tech, Nicaragua, rural, project, fellow, Mathias Craig, hybrid, wind, solar, energy, industries, local, job, creation, economic, activity, Godisa, SolarAid, hearing aid, battery, recharger, Botswana, Howard Weinstein, underserved, disabled, communities, deaf, deafness, hard of hearing, India, village information kiosks, remote, wireless, internet, Web, access, Amol Goje, low cost, affordable, video, conferencing, farmers, productivity, growth, education, generation, interactive, communication, technologies, capacity, increase, urban, population, growth

National Design Awards and the New York Waterfront


I have been looking at this image from SHoP’s submission for quite some time without really understanding what the firm is proposing.
shop, submission, General Growth Properties, GGP, South Street Seaport, New York City, NYC, downtown, Pier 17, public space, Tin Building, Beekman Street, East River Esplanade, tower, mixed-use, waterfront, access, Michael van Valkenburgh, Brooklyn Bridge park, Pier 6, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Highline, Alice Tully Hall, Harmony Atrium, Tod Williams, Billie Tsien, Morphosis, Cooper Union, Design USA, Exhibition, celebration

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