Monthly Archives: September 2011

ISIRC 2011


The third International Social Innovation Research Conference (ISIRC) took place at London South Bank University on 12 and 13 September 2011.   I presented my paper “Keys to performance in humanitarian design” on the last day of the conference, and … Continue reading

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CROWD-SOURCING: Design of a tillage tool


Sindre Kjeang Mørk is another Master student who is interested in the issues concerning technology and idustrialization in Africa. Working for one of Norway’s biggest agricultural tool companies, he wants to see how a new innovation can be tailored for … Continue reading

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Unrest, famine and field study options


I am already running into the challenges of working with design in refugee camps. It was planned that I go to Liberia or Somaliland this fall, but the rescent unrest and famine makes it difficult for NRC staff to recommend … Continue reading

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Design for emergency response: ShelterBox – a master thesis


Graduate student Christoffer Sæther Sørensen from the Department of Product Design has accepted the challenge of designing robust and ergonomic concepts for ShelterBox for his master thesis project. He will write a paper about his approach and the goal is that he … Continue reading

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