December 30, 2014

Ram Pumps & Off-Road Wheelchairs – Tweets

We present our twice-monthly snapshot of interesting tweets in the technology for global development space. For up-to-the-minute updates from E4C on Twitter, please follow us at @Engineer4Change.

The Siemens-Stiftung Empowering People Network has a vast and growing collection of technologies that meet basic needs in developing countries, and this is one of the latest that they have featured.

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (one of E4C’s founding organizations) has rounded up a useful set of apps for engineers.

Paul Polak and his team first tweeted this note about MIT’s D-Lab and their immersion education tactics.

This stands out as a different understanding of why we build prototypes. It really puts people first, as the truism goes.

The journal article presents four ways that designers can improve their designs to fit more smoothly into the context in which they’re used.

One of the leading experts on building with compressed earth blocks delivers a keynote to share his deep thoughts on what might be the construction material of the future.


This is a recognized invention in the world of design for global development, but now it’s crossing over to the main stream for production in developed countries as an off-road vehicle for wheelchair users.

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