Sue Xiao4 months ago
I really like the idea of diverting talented designers and innovators towards Social Impact Design--I see myself, a college student, moving in that direction as a career as well. However, I would ask that with every step and every decision that the organization makes, for one of the first questions on the table to be, "How can this idea, this product, this system be sustainable and grass-roots? Be owned by the community?" I have seen too many amazing ideas from outsiders, foreigners become obsolete after implementation because of friction with the local environment, economy, culture. But I think that can change and has been. Just something to keep at the front of our minds when we launch new design.