Tag: appropriate technologies

Rob Goodier

The Big Design Questions | Can a technology that hurts some groups of people still be considered appropriate?

May 20, 2014

Welcome to The Big Design Questions, a weekly series that tests and challenges the design principles for creating appropriate technology outlined in...

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Khanjan Mehta

The Big Design Questions | Should we make products that are localized or standardized?

April 20, 2014

Welcome to The Big Design Questions, a weekly series that tests and challenges design principles for creating appropriate technology outlined in...

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Khanjan Mehta

The Big Design Questions | Is a technology appropriate if it violates cultural norms?

April 13, 2014

The drive to improve the quality of life in economically depressed communities has often clashed with the drive to...

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Randy Schwemmin

New Technologies Only Succeed in Context

January 27, 2014

I overheard a debate at a breakfast meeting at the World Economic Forum Meeting of the New Champions in...

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Mike Mader

Building a Successful Start-up for Global Development

December 15, 2013

About this webinar: In sub-Saharan Africa alone, over 200 million children live in areas where delivery of printed books...

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Rob Goodier

Five Questions with George Roter

November 30, 2013

Does Malawi really need more water pumps? George Roter posed the question in his TEDx Toronto talk after telling...

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Rob Goodier

A call for abstracts for the UNESCO Chair in Technologies for Development’s international conference

September 26, 2013

In June 2014, attendees of the UNESCO Chair in Technologies for Development’s international conference will scrutinize some of the...

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Rob Goodier

Research brief: Communities should move to the center of the design process

September 21, 2013

Philosophers of design have been calling on humans to move to the center of the process for years, and...

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