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Design that Matters: Outreach*Education*Innovation for Sustainable Development

Design that Matters is a non-profit that grew out of projects at MIT to "help(s) underserved communities realize an improved quality of life by creating products and services that meet needs identified by the communities themselves." The organization recruits business and engineering students to create prototype technologies and services. Some examples are cholera treatments, non-electric infant incubators, and toys that use and teach native languages. The site provides specifications of the products created, information on the communities served and field journals from students working in these communities around the world.

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Description Design that Matters is a non-profit that grew out of projects at MIT to "help(s) underserved communities realize an improved quality of life by creating products and services that meet needs identified by the communities themselves." The organization recruits business and engineering students to create prototype technologies and services. Some examples are cholera treatments, non-electric infant incubators, and toys that use and teach native languages. The site provides specifications of the products created, information on the communities served and field journals from students working in these communities around the world.
Classification
Date Issued 2002
Subject
Source Design that Matters, Inc./Massachusetts Institute of Technology/Laboratory for Energy and the Environment
Keyword Design; Developing countries; International
Selector Conlin
Date Of Record Creation 2004-04-08 08:58:49
Date Last Modified 2004-04-08 09:00:11
Language EN
Date Record Checked: 2004-04-08 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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