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India


11.12.13: Paul Polak and Mal Warwick

How to Solve India’s Poverty Crisis
A new look at how to end poverty in India.
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07.16.13: Manisha Sharma

Gendered Arrangements: India
Girls are considered a burden in Indian society, the issue is popularly known as the “missing girls” phenomenon.
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01.09.13: David Stairs

Journeying through the Sacred Profane
David Stairs chronicles his trip through India.
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10.27.11: Courtney Drake & Deirdre Cerminaro with William Drenttel

Design and the Social Sector: An Annotated Bibliography
This bibiography surveys the literature of social design — the spectrum from design process and thinking to the zones of social innovation.
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03.28.11: Julie Lasky

Chandigarh on the Block
Furnishings designed for Corbusier's urban masterpiece are being sold at auction. How outraged should we be?
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08.26.10: Yale School of Management

SELCO: Product Design Philosophy

This video of the SELCO innovation team talking about product development is a part of the SELCO case study, the first in a series of case studies on design and social enterprise funded by the Rockefeller Foundation through a grant to the Winterhouse Institute.


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08.26.10: Yale School of Management

SELCO: Founder Harish Hande on SELCO's Future

This video of Harish Hande is a part of the SELCO case study, the first in a series of case studies on design and social enterprise funded by the Rockefeller Foundation through a grant to the Winterhouse Institute.


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08.23.10: Ernest Beck

SELCO: Case Study Synopsis & Teaching Objectives

This case study about SELCO, a solar energy company in India, provides an opportunity to examine the strategy of a business with a social purpose and a heavy reliance on innovative design.


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08.23.10: Ramsey Ford

What Social Entrepreneurship Can Teach Social Design

Essay on adapting principles of social entrepreneurship to social design.


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08.16.10: Ashish Nangia

The Town That Corbusier Built

On the conflict between architectural appreciation and security in Chandigarh, India.


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08.10.10: Ernest Beck

Ripple Effect Update

Update on the Ripple Effect initiative launched by IDEO, Gates Foundation and Acumen Fund to distribute fresh water in the developing world. Originally published July 30, 2009.


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08.03.10: Ernest Beck

Bellagio Museum Symposium: Abstract

In April 2010, 22 participants met at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center in Italy to discuss the museum’s potential role in relation to design for social change. This is an abstract summary of the final report of their discussions.


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08.03.10: William Drenttel, Julie Lasky

Reasons Not to Be Pretty: Symposium on Design, Social Change and the “Museum”
In April 2010, 22 designers, historians, curators, educators and journalists met at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center in Italy to discuss the museum’s potential role in relation to design for social change. This is a report on their conversation.
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06.28.10: Meena Kadri

India's Epic Head Count
The enormous task of conducting India's 2010 census is aided by a newly designed form.
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05.24.10: Ken Botnick and Ira Raja

The Subtle Technology of Indian Artisanship

How India's craftsmen offer lessons in design thinking.


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05.06.10: William Drenttel

Design for Change Contest
Kiran Bir Sethi is a designer, teacher, principal, advocate and social entrepreneur. Now her “Design for Change Contest,” a recent initiative that swept India in 2009, is expanding globally.
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02.23.10: Avinash Rajagopal

The Nano Effect on Urban India

Review of Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum exhibition of the Tata Nano, 2010.


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02.17.10: Jessica Helfand

Better Living Through Artistry
SEWA, a cooperative textile manufacturing company in Ahmedebad, India, is a network of self-employed women.
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02.08.10: Meena Kadri

Finding Innovation in Every Corner

Interview with management expert Anil Gupta, who seeks to reduce poverty by finding, broadcasting and nurturing examples of innovation among India's poor.


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09.09.09: Ernest Beck

Chulha Stove

Report on the Chulha stove designed by Philips to reduce indoor air pollution in developing countries.


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08.23.09: Michael Scharf

Rainfall Is Likely to Occur

The bourgeois quarters have their own hybrid neo-Tibeto-Hokkaido-Kashmiri-Brit architecture — tin-roof Tudors with peaks — yet "paddy" (i.e., rice) is still grown within the city limits, if in just a few spots.


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08.07.09: Julia Galef

Question Box

The Question Box project puts the developing-world poor just a phone call away from an internet search.


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07.18.09: Ernest Beck

Ripple Effect

IDEO launched Ripple Effect in India to help communities with the arduous process of transporting water.


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