Design is a cyclical Process
Few!!! That’s better
Empathy is the ability to understand and share the feelings of another.
If we can truly understand the challenges of others we can design better
Real World Example
Empathy and good design involves constant feedback and
The Embrace website: http://embraceglobal.org
Designing a $25 Incubator: www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJT0UAzm_hI
$25 Incubator Shows Good Design Can Save Lives Affordably:
Water Filter Challenge
Let’s look at an example of an issue related to access to
clean drinking water.
Carter Center Guinea Worm Eradication Program:
Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Parasites—Dracunculiasis:
Discussion - write interesting things in your water Journal
What is a neglected disease, and why does it exist?
What other neglected diseases or neglected problems might stem from lack of clean water?
What would you do if you could not easily access clean water?
How and why are teams successful when they take on these problems?
What ideas might you contribute to helping teams like these identify similar problems
and create solutions?
Let’s look at www.water.org together
Keep track of thoughts and questions in your water journals
When is your birthday?
What is good teamwork?
What are words that describe
Examine Field Reports
The reports that you look over are based in REALITY. These
are REAL problems being solved by the following
The World Bank
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
Doctors Without Borders
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
nonprofit organizations (Water.org)