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Technology & Design

 

Innovations in technology and design that serve the world

 

Learning with Big Data: The Future of Education

Learning with Big Data: The Future of Education offers real-world examples of how educators are using data to improve learning.

 

Government by Toolkit

The first chief technology officer of the United States offers a vision for remaking public services.

Reviewed By Sonal Shah | Summer 2014
 

Big Data for Social Innovation

Nonprofits lag behind business and science in using big data effectively.

 

Pop-Up Housing

In London, the YMCA is combining prefab construction with stylish design to create a new kind of affordable home.

 

Putting Bullies in Their Place

A Web-based initiative uses analysis of social media chatter to locate hotspots of antisocial behavior.

 

A Messy Solution to Messy Problems

An emerging method for enabling innovation focuses not on plans or projects, but on broad social challenges.

Reviewed By Lucy Bernholz | Summer 2014
 

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

Rejecting the instinct to do everything, Essentialism investigates the idea of doing "less, but better."

By Greg McKeown | Apr. 15, 2014
 
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Growth Force

A few years ago, the Salesforce.com Foundation revamped its revenue model. Today, it's not just a grantmaker. It's a rapidly expanding software vendor.

 
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Lots of Opportunity

An online platform helps city governments to discover, organize, and market publicly owned property.

 

Visualizing Citizenship

Supplements to the article “Citizen Chronicles.”

By SSIR Editors | Feb. 19, 2014