Steal This Design: The Power of Sharing Best Practices in Moments of Disaster – Design is a Verb – GOOD

How the open-source movement in design is helping in places like Haiti.

The issues of the design world seem both too big and too small to tackle in an essay since last week’s earthquake in Haiti. As I pored over the heart-wrenching photos it was impossible not to feel the frustrations of my job: Here I am, writing every day about so many intelligent products designed for this very situation but they all seemed so far away from where they were actually needed. How could design really help right now?

A few of those intelligent products will be in the Airstream of Emily Pilloton (one of our GOOD 100 who had a recent star turn on the Colbert Report) as she embarks upon a 25-school traveling exhibition tour featuring products from her book, Design Revolution. But after lecturing for the past few months, Pilloton realized just showing the designed products wouldn’t be enough. So Pilloton worked with her team to create a Design Revolution Toolkit which brings to life many of the methodologies employed both in the work of her non-profit—Project H Design—and in the products she’s showcasing. It’s the perfect example of increasing impact through a culture of sharing: She could simply talk about the products in her trailer, or she could pass along the tools to young designers who could improve upon them.

vía Steal This Design: The Power of Sharing Best Practices in Moments of Disaster – Design is a Verb – GOOD.

Electrical Students in Ghana take on the FLAP bag from WhiteAfrican on Vimeo.

Sea Solidario, Ayude a Charity:Water desde ArquitecturaS

Se Solidario ¡YA!
Se Solidario ¡YA!

Gracias a la integración de WordPress a SocialVibe mediante un «widget» ahora puedes ser solidario con quienes más lo necesitan, desde el Blog ArquitecturaS y sin desembolsar un centavo, gracias al apoyo de patrocinante comercial (TNT)

Millones de personas carecen de agua potable en el mundo y Charity:Water hace la diferencia llevando agua limpia a quienes la necesitan. Es tan fácil como buscar el banner de la imagen en este Blog (columnas de la derecha) y hacer click en el botón «Help Now!» siguiendo las sencillas instrucciones; sólo te costará unos minutos de tu tiempo y harás algo por un mundo mejor para muchos. Recuerda: ES GRATIS y ayudará a muchos.

¡Gracias por ser Solidario!

sobre la iniciativa solidaria escogida

charity: water is a non-profit organization bringing clean, safe drinking water to people in developing nations.

charity: water es una organización no lucrativa que brinda agua potable, limpia y segura a la gente de los países en desarrollo que carecen de este vital recurso.

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