Design for Social Need
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Design for the Real World: Human Ecology and Social Change
While two-thirds of the world's population lives in poverty, valuable human and natural resources are used to produce: fur-covered toilet seats, electronic nail polish dryers, diapers for parakeets, a...
Designs on equality: City planning is a mechanism of discrimination - it mainly serves the able-bodied
The idea of “universal design” is to stop creating public infrastructure that privileges one particular group, whether it’s car drivers, the able-bodied or those with paycheques, and start envisioning...
How Things Don't Work
Papanek, Victor and Hennessey, James
Pananek and Hennessey focus on appliances, tooks, and devices that are at the nub of modern living. They show how some of our most cherished possessions, ranging from simple household fixtures to soph...
Papanek, Victor: Connexipedia Article
Designer and educator who became a strong advocate of the socially and ecologically responsible design of products, tools, and community infrastructures. (1927-1999).
Buoyant thinking for the future
Homes that float could provide a solution for often-flooded regions in Thailand
Building amphibious homes in Thailand that are designed to weather the annual flooding.