TAKING A PATRONIZING APPROACH TO INVESTING IN... →
Design in Africa : Interesting Blog! →
World Population animation →
The messy art of saving the world : three things... →
The charity disparity: can corporate benevolence... →
Invisible intentions of Corporate social... →
“simple corporate philanthropy, when corporations make donations to charity they are giving away their shareholders’ money, which they can only do if they see potential profit in it. This may be because they want to improve their image by associating themselves with a cause, to exploit a cheap vehicle for advertising, or to counter the claims of pressure groups, but there is always an...
openaid.se? Help from Sweden...
“Open Aid is the name of the government’s efforts to adapt the Swedish cooperative development to today’s realities, and the opportunities that globalization and technological developments create. The goal is to combat poverty as effectively as possible. To achieve this goal, aid has to be open to public control and ideas from more sources” http://www.openaid.se/en/
Philips + helping poor + co-design
“With more than 1.6 million people dying annually due to smoke inhalation from indoor wood burning stoves, Philips Design came up with an idea to effectively tackle the problem. This was part of ‘Philanthropy by Design’ a program which looks at promoting social empowerment through knowledge sharing, creativity and co-design”. ...
SIDA - Swedish International Developmant...
Mission: “To help create conditions that will enable poor people to improve the quality of their lives”. http://www.sida.se/English/
Do we have to wait that sad events like the Water war in Cochabamba, Bolivia take place in order that the people act as community, organize, get together and fight for their rights and for getting a better quality of life? We want to engage Designers, innovators, entrepreneurs, etc to be part of the change, we can be the voice, the facilitators and the starting point.
Should rich countries help poorer ones? Does foreign aid work? Or does it only...– http://writefix.com/?page_id=1833
Godrej Appliances eyeing big from... →
Emphasising that this is not a philanthropic effort but striking a balance between business and social objectives, Menzes said, “as a strategy we want to differentiate Godrej from others by doing something for the BoP segment, because we want to improve the lives of the BoP segment.”
BoP webinar! →
What is the right entry point for emerging markets: targeting customers at the bottom or the middle of the pyramid? Scott Anthony Bruce Brown Erich Joachimsthaler Angelia Herrin http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-03-12/the-right-entry-point-for-emerging-markets.html
For Danone, innovation is way forward in India. →
Understanding BoP “Base of Pyramid” and the role big corporations have in that. Is it a way of solving issues or expanding their market and getting more profit? What do you think of this ?
“You must not deal only with the symptoms. You have to get to the root...– http://www.great-quotes.com/quotes/author/Wangari/Maathai
Participatory Design and Product Service System? →
DesignMeets… Decades of Design "PSS"
Had the opportunity to be part of the speakers http://designmeets.ca/2012/03/decades-of-design/ Sabine
What really sustains us when factories shut down, when floodwaters rise, or...– http://www.socioeco.org/bdf/_docs/ethan-millar__d_s__part_1.pdf
Thesis Presentation Feedback
We just got feedback of our presentation from our peers and advisers. It was great to hear what their questions were. It truly made us realize where the gaps are and how to solve them. Some of the areas that will be improving Straightforward question Specific target with a case study Questions so they are easy to focus on Making the topic clear during the presentation Lagom (came up) ...
Being a designer means being an optimist: given the problems, all the problems...– Sustainable Everyday Project - Enzio Manzini http://www.sustainable-everyday.net/manzini/
As designers creating useless stuff that only fit into market value,...– Carol
Product Service System explained by Dimitri Berti
Project spotlight Mímir – Turns air into water →