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People, Pesa & Place: A Multidisciplinary lens for innovation in social & economic development

This original Venn diagram visualizing the sweet spot of innovation success is a familiar one, with as many variations as there are practitioners. One of the most common is the one below, where business, people (or, as often, design) and technology replace the human centered qualities of viable, desirable and feasible. I’ve used them both […]

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Post-Colonial Design Blowback: the challenge facing the global design industry

By Niti Bhan | Published: July 16, 2010 With Bruce Nussbaum My twitter feed informed me this morning about the storm in the designer teacup raging around Bruce Nussbaum’s post last week “Is Humanitarian Design the New Imperialism?” and I followed through religiously by catching up on “In Defense of Design Imperialism” – the rebuttal  […]

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