/ 07-02-10 / Sanne Hyun Jacobsen / Cases / 0 Comments
The collaboration between IIT Mumbai and IIT Chicago featured Chicago students directing research in Powai, and IIT Mumbai students directing research in Chicago. As a result, research approaches were tailored to each group of students’ needs. IIT Mumbai students focused on physical product design solutions and IIT Chicago focused on designing systems and strategies encompassing combinations of product, communication and service design opportunities. The goal of all of the projects was to contribute to increasing prosperity and small business growth within Chicago and the Powai neighborhood.
Key insights and design ideas derived from the collaboration
Exploring the possibility of for-profit and not-for-profit hybrids
Students explored the creation of for-profit/not-for-profit hybrid organizations by designing systems that:
- Strengthen communities by connecting local resources
A self-sustaining business model for a Balwadi that integrates a non-for-profit community service provider, a for-profit entity and an educational incubator around the core values of creating social and economic value for the Powai slum community.
(Gauri Verma, Valerie Campbell, Edwin Steinmetz , Vishwesh Kelkar)
- Empowering Self-employed Women in Powai through Social Networking
A Kitty-Cooperative model for women’s groups in the Powai slum designed make NGOs more effective in addressing the needs of their constituents in the areas of health, education and financial independence.
(Bhumi Gajjar, Soham Patel, Anshul Maheshwari)
Utilization of Ubiquitous or Predominant Technologies
Record-keeping and Credit Management Systems for Kirana Stores in Powai. New paper ledgers and record-keeping applications for mobile phones address preponderance of credit-based transactions, unclear payback details, and shop owner’s monopoly of the main register in stores. (Antonio Quinones, Nai-Hwa Chiang, Preethi Lakshminarayanan, Swapnil Jadhav)
Exploring New Types of Currency
Efficient Scrap Collection Systems for Powai Slums A scrap collection system that offers increased efficiency and profitability to Powai scrap collectors by facilitating networking, scrap processing, price transparency and the introduction of incentives. (Vasile Bora, Dan Folwaczny, Kyungsun Kim, Shilpa Rao, Amy Sprague)
The full paper was presented on April 7, 2009 at SDSE 2008, Bangkok Thailand.
/ 17-12-09 / Adisorn Supawatanakul / Cases / 0 Comments
A new nature of innovation is emerging and reshaping public policy.
In the innovation economy the individual is being placed at the focus of innovation. This is a fact that not only companies but also policy makers must face. Today you need to involve citizens and businesses in the co-creation of new public policies and services to create relevant solutions and to reap the benefits of innovation.
Realizing this, the Danish Enterprise and Construction Authority has taken policy making a step further by bringing it into the new age of social media. The Authority has launched a new online platform which gives the public a chance to co-create the future Danish design policy.
The online platform allows citizens, organizations and businesses to suggest ideas for the policy as part of the Authority’s review of the current design policy. The platform is open to anyone who wants to have their say on the future design policy.
To kick off the discussions on this site we have asked design institutions, design experts and companies to formulate which challenges they find most important. Everybody can participate by commenting on the challenges or by presenting ideas of how to solve the challenges.
The first part of the project runs until the end of October 2009. In this part we collect ideas and comments from the platform. Afterwards selected themes will be further discussed to formulate input to the future Danish design policy.
We would like to invite all of you to take part in the process, and if you feel inspired share your ideas or comments on www.policydesignthinking.com.
We hope that many will join and help us co-create the future Danish design policy.
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