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DiscoverDesign.org

October 10, 2017
The Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) presents DiscoverDesign.org as an online platform for engaging students, teachers, and mentors in the design process. 

Interaction Design Association National Conference

March 6, 2015
The IxDA Conference is a multi-day conference that aims to promote the mission of IxDA and foster a global community of designers that are trying to improve the human condition through advancing interaction design.

Klein Jorasch, Gina

March 4, 2015
Gina Klein Jorasch is the director of the Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies (SEED), a $150 million fund to design, develop, and scale innovative solutions to relieve poverty worldwide.

Koenig, Cynthia

March 4, 2015
Cynthia Koenig is Founder & CEO of Wello, a social venture reframing the water crisis as an opportunity by redesigning and producing the WaterWheel as an income-generating tool to lift their families out of poverty.

Design That Matters

March 4, 2015
Design That Matters aims to provide partners and clients in poor nations with innovative products that will increase their livelihoods. Most projects focus on providing technological solutions that would have not been accessible to these communities.

Leapcraft

March 4, 2015
Leapcraft works with companies and governments to innovate and grow through large data sets, technological exploration and user based design. The firm helps clients foster a more innovative culture, create new markets and transform products and opportunities.

Hassani, Massoud

March 4, 2015
Massoud Hassani is the inventor of the Mine Kafon, a crowd-funded, low-cost, wind-powered mine detonator for use in Afghanistan, which he conceived of and built based on the design of a childhood toy.

Architecture and Vision

March 4, 2015
Architecture and Vision believes in blending new technologies with ancient wisdom to solve the complex problems of the modern world. AV develops art, architecture, product and transportation designs with an emphasis on multidisciplinary research and development.

Nakamura, Toshi

March 4, 2015
Toshi Nakamura is a co-founder of Kopernik, an online marketplace for life-changing technologies designed for the developing world such as Q-drum, LifeStraw, and Ad-specs.

Wojkowska, Ewa

March 4, 2015
Ewa Wojkowska is a co-founder of Kopernik, an online marketplace for life-changing technologies designed for the developing world such as Q-drum, LifeStraw, and Ad-specs.

SWEET Lab

March 4, 2015
The SWEET Lab works to inform development of water systems in areas around the world that lack clean drinking water, to aleviate death and disease.

Wu, Jodi

March 4, 2015
Jodie Wu is CEO of Global Cycle Solutions, a social enterprise working to design and disseminate affordable, quality technology, such as a bike-powered maize sheller, a bicycle phone-charger, and a drip irrigation kit for developing countries.

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