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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 »

GOOD PROJECT: Create a DOODLE About Finding Solitude in the City

In Art, Design, Journal, urban on June 18, 2010 at 10:08 am

Welcome to the new DOODLES series here on GOOD. The practice of sketching notes rather than simply sharing information via text has started to grow in popularity due to its visual appeal and tendency to draw us back to quickly accessible information. People like Mike Rohde and Nora Herting in particular have helped bring this highly approachable art form to the tech world and we would like to continue that momentum here to help spread thinking about sustainability, culture, health, and more.

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Ruski Posters

In Design on March 25, 2010 at 5:35 pm

From Alki1 on Flickr

I am starting a big poster project which gives me an excuse to look at the masters: Russian Constructivists!

Peter Durand has Gone Country!

In Design, Fun, Innovation on January 12, 2009 at 10:49 pm
Find me on the marquee downtown next to the boot shop, across from the wig store.

Find me on the marquee downtown next to the boot shop, across from the wig store.

Living in Nashville, it was bound to happen sooner rather than later. See press release>>

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Alphachimp @ Pop!Tech

In Art, Design on November 10, 2008 at 3:29 pm

Peter Durand from Alphachimp @ Pop!Tech on Vimeo

VIDEO: Peter Durand from Alphachimp illustrates Stephen Badylak’s lecture on regenerative medicine.

From Pop!Tech Blogger Michelle Riggen-Ransom:

If you’re with us in Maine, you’ve probably noticed the colorful illustrations hanging on the walls of the third floor break room. If you’re not, you can take a look at them here.These illustrations are the work of artist Peter Durand of Alphachimp Studio. Peter has set up an easel on the balcony of the Opera House, where he busily creates illustrations that capture the key elements of each presentation. Read the rest of this entry »