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Emily Pilloton: Teaching design for change

Emily Pilloton: Teaching design for change

Osocio visitors who are familiar with social design know Emily Pilloton. She is founder of Project H, the project to help develop effective design solutions for people who need it most.

In 2009 Emily also wrote Design Revolution, a book about 100-plus objects and systems designed to make people’s lives better.

Earlier this year she spoke at TEDGlobal about her move to rural Bertie County, in North Carolina USA. She’s teaching a design-build class that engages high schoolers’ minds and bodies while bringing smart design and new opportunities to the poorest county in the state.
She strongly believe in these 6 assumptions and practice them all in Bertie Country:

  • Design through action
  • Design with, not for
  • Design systems, not stuff
  • Document, share and measure
  • Start locally, and scale globally
  • Build

More about the project in this article from Emily Pilloton at design mind.

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