Tag: design challenge

Ming Zhang

For protection from China’s air pollution, fund affordable filter design

September 17, 2015

China’s rapid growth, a 30-fold increase in GDP since the late 1970s, has come with the severe side effect of air...

Mike Mader

Emerging Markets: Top ICT4D Hardware Challenges

September 24, 2014

About this Webinar: There is widespread agreement that information and communications technologies (ICTs) can improve people’s quality of life,...

Khanjan Mehta

Should Outsiders Get Involved?

July 3, 2014

The Big Design Questions series has taken on some of the deep controversies and unasked questions over the last...

Rob Goodier

Agricultural Devices: Designing for Adoption and Success

June 6, 2014

About this webinar:  Prototyping is a necessary but often difficult hurdle in product development. This is especially pronounced in...

Rob Goodier

Should We Deskill Technologies?

June 3, 2014

Making HIV tests simple enough for people to do at home seems like a good idea, but complications arise...

Rob Goodier

What if Automation Puts People out of Work? – Engineering for Change

May 27, 2014

Welcome to The Big Design Questions, a weekly series that tests and challenges design principles that we promote for creating technologies...

Rob Goodier

Design for Individual or Community Ownership?

May 6, 2014

Greenhouses, like this low-cost modular design from the Affordable Greenhouse Venture team at Penn State, represent both the benefits...

Rob Goodier

Build Your Own Robot Affordably

April 15, 2014

Lollipops, a joystick, a bottle cap and a whistle fill out parts lists for low-cost robots in the African...

Khanjan Mehta

Leverage Western or Indigenous Knowledge?

April 5, 2014

Technology carries the knowledge, perspectives and lifestyles of the people who helped create it. To improve design, maybe we...

Rob Goodier

Advances in Household Water Treatment: Products and Standards

March 27, 2014

About this webinar:  Almost 2 billion people worldwide (about 25% of the earth’s population) lack access to safe water....


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