People who read, study and follow the “design with the end user” mantra might feel more than ever that they’re doing the right thing, but they’ll simply be reinforcing the outside-in, top down approach without realizing it.
Thoughts from the chief innovation advisor for the World Bank on how localized innovations scale—calling for a nuanced way to think about scale and a more sophisticated understanding of how ideas and innovations spread.
We constantly see social networking apps being funded in the news, but what real social and economic progress have we seen from social media and what industries are going to drive this progress in the future?
We’re still talking about the same handful of challenges and issues in mobile development which implies that very little, if anything, has changed where it matters—on the ground. Have we really made so little progress?
Two women entrepreneurs bring design-thinking to Tanzania creating solar-powered mobile phone charging stations that are changing the way people think about accessing electricity in off-grid communities.