Tag Archives: social impact

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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Assessing social impact vs financial sustainability for BoP business models

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Visible sign of market creation for a product designed for social impact

It struck me when I saw this Moneymaker pump by Kickstart on a street corner matatu stand in Nairobi while wandering around a market with Muchiri who was shopping for shoes. I’m giving this level of detail so you can see the context in which we spotted this classic and oft quoted example of a […]

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