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Technology & Design

 

Innovations in technology and design that serve the world

 

Technology & Design

The Broadband Opportunity

A new paper delves into best practices to accelerate broadband adoption for social good.

By William A Brindley & Shelly Esque | 2 | Sep. 20, 2013
 

Technology & Design

Mobile Phones Build Peace

New research illustrates how we can overcome challenges facing post-conflict countries like Afghanistan through the use of mobile phones.

By Ylva Lindberg & Stina Torjesen | Aug. 15, 2013
 

Civil Society

The Snowden Effect: An Opportunity?

Pro-privacy activists and others have a chance to reinvent the conversation about security and privacy in the digital age.

By Marcia Stepanek | 4 | Aug. 8, 2013
 
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Urban Development

Environmentally Friendly Housing for the Masses

Existing base-of-the-pyramid construction models must change.

By Ruban Selvanayagam | 4 | Aug. 2, 2013
 

Technology & Design

Calling for a Triple Bottom Line Design Metric

A fledgling program trains designers to consider the ecological, economic, and social issues shaping the built environment.

By John Cary | 16 | Jul. 31, 2013
 

Technology & Design

Taking Games for Good to a New Level

Great social issue video games are out there; now it’s time to invest in them.

By Idit Harel Caperton | Jul. 25, 2013
 

Technology & Design

What John Doerr Can Do for Women in Design

Overlooking the unique and invaluable role of women as design leaders is bad for business and for all of us.

By John Cary | 5 | Jul. 9, 2013
 

Health

All for One and One for All

Five ways data and technology will change the way we think about and act on health.

By Mark Tobias | 1 | Jun. 28, 2013
 

Technology & Design

What Is Design If Not Human-Centered?

The explosive growth of interest in human-centered design raises bigger questions about traditional design education, training, and practice.

By John Cary | 4 | Jun. 25, 2013
 

Nonprofits

Can a “Like” Save a Life?

A Georgetown University and Waggener Edstrom study sheds new light on the debate surrounding the effectiveness of online influence.

By Julie Dixon | 6 | Jun. 11, 2013