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Nellie Durand: People of Color

In Journal on October 27, 2010 at 9:14 pm

Little Beard

In Journal on October 27, 2010 at 10:01 am

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Cober Mountain

In Journal on October 27, 2010 at 9:59 am

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Three Hills

In Journal on October 27, 2010 at 9:59 am

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Meta Waffles

In Journal on October 24, 2010 at 8:42 am

Waffles for Squirrels

In Journal on October 24, 2010 at 8:40 am

PopTech Social Innovation Fellows: Why Design? with Robert Fabricant

In Design, Pop!Tech, Social Innovation Fellows on October 18, 2010 at 9:25 pm

Why Design? with Robert Fabricant, frog design

Vice President for Creative of frog design, Robert Fabricant leads frog’s efforts to expand the impact of design into new markets and industries, teaches at NYU’s Tisch School, and is a central partner in PopTech’s Project Masiluleke, a multi-party collaboration on the use of mobile technology to encourage testing for AIDS .

Robert writes on design and mobile technology in the theme of Design4Impact for frog’s designmind and FastCompany.

Robert spoke to the SI Fellows on the breadth of diversity in the design field: product design, service design, experience design, interaction design, and strategy design. Read the rest of this entry »

Social Innovation Fellows: Design Research

In Design, Pop!Tech, Social Innovation Fellows on October 18, 2010 at 8:55 pm

Why Design? Panthea Lee

Panthea Lee is creative director and co-founder of Reboot, she focuses on leveraging technology to improve international development efforts.

Currently at the Innovation Unit UNICEF, she focuses on leveraging communications and information technology to improve UNICEF programming and service delivery. She graduated from McGill University in Montreal, and has research experience in China, Malaysia, Indonesia, Jordan and Suriname.

Along with Jan Chipchase, Executive Creative Director of Global Insights of Frog Design, she traveled to Central Asia to conduct design research on the introduction of mobile money services, and in particular M-Paisa, have on consumers in Afghanistan.

Panthea describes to the SI Fellows some of  the techniques and tools used in her field research to understand the users values, assumptions, goals and patterns of behavior.

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PopTech SI Fellows: Design for Impact

In Design, Innovation, Pop!Tech on October 17, 2010 at 4:46 pm

Kevin Starr, Director of the Rainer Arnhold Fellows ProgramThe Mulago Foundation makes philanthropic investments in scalable solutions in health, development, and conservation in the Third World. As Director of the Rainer Arnhold Fellows Program, Kevin Starr helps the brightest social entrepreneurs maximize the impact of their ventures in the developing world.

Kevin works in the “Two-Dollar-a-Day Crowd” coaching entrepreneurs through the process of conceiving, developing and testing products and services that address the real-world needs of the vast markets in developing and emerging markets. As an investor, the ultimate goal is positive impact. Read the rest of this entry »

PopTech SI Fellows: Structure and Value Chain

In Business, Innovation, Pop!Tech, Social Innovation Fellows, Sustainability on October 16, 2010 at 9:40 pm

Joy Anderson, Structure of a Social Venture

Joy Anderson is president and founder of Criterion Ventures, a national firm that identifies, examines and solves system social problems by launching social ventures. A former school teacher and “accidental entrepreneur”, Joy’s mission is to incubate and scale ventures that build a better world.

Using the metaphor of the “meatball sandwich”, Joy shared her philosophy and methodology for building firms that change business landscapes. Read the rest of this entry »