Technology Is Useless If It Doesn’t Address A Human Need

Technology Is Useless If It Doesn’t Address A Human Need

Facebook is great for checking out photos of your exes and all, but for social innovators working in the developing world, there’s no point to new technologies unless they make life better for the people they’re trying to help. When our Women Barefoot Solar Engineers return to their isolated rural villages in the poorest countries...
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The Barefoot Tablet

The Barefoot Tablet

Barefoot College, known as Social Work and Research Centre, is a non-governmental organization founded by Bunker Roy in 1972. It is a solar-powered school that teaches illiterate women from impoverished villages to become doctors, solar engineers...
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Designers, Social Entrepreneurs and Storytellers: Designing Change

Designers, Social Entrepreneurs and Storytellers: Designing Change

As part of the Stories of Change Impact Lab, Tomorrow brought together a diverse group of creatives, producers and changemakers to talk about core issues central to designing for impact and making change happen at scale. See highlights from the ...
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Let’s Talk About Breaking the Cycle of Poverty

Let’s Talk About Breaking the Cycle of Poverty

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Know Your History

Know Your History

More and more, in my work as a designer and design researcher, I'm struck by the importance of history. Knowing the story of how something came to be speaks volumes about need and possibility for the future. Usually, the implicit assumption is ...
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Wicked Collaboration for Wicked Problems

Wicked Collaboration for Wicked Problems

The more one understands the complexity of the challenges facing the world today—poverty, hopelessness, a fragile environment under ongoing threat, gender and age inequalities, economies in decline, to name just a few—the more one realizes that solutions are no longer simple or achievable without innovation and partnerships. These ...
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Beyond Blueprints

Beyond Blueprints

The week of collaboration at Tomorrow Partners was in many ways a catalyst for YouthBuild USA to begin addressing several needs. Working in such close capacity with those outside of YouthBuild enabled us to grow aware of perspectives on many ...
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Navigating Through Data and Design

Navigating Through Data and Design

Starting the Center for Sustainable Design Studies and the Pratt Design Incubator from scratch, I have had the opportunity to establish new systems and protocols that align with my key personal values—be courageous, make change, inspire ...
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