Design for the Other 90%

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Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Organization, 2007 - Architecture - 144 pages
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Of the world's total population of 6.5 billion, nearly 5.8 billion people, or 90%, have little or no access to most of the products and services many of us take for granted; in fact, nearly half do not have regular access to food, clean water, or shelter. "Design for the Other 90%" explores more than 30 projects which reflect the growing movement among designers, engineers, students and professors, architects, and social entrepreneurs to design low-cost solutions for this other 90%. Through partnerships both local and global, individuals and organizations around the United States and throughout the world are inventing unique ways to provide better access to food, water, shelter, health, education and energy to those who most need them. Published in conjunction with a major exhibition at the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, "Design for the Other 90%" contains more than a dozen essays by leading experts in the field, accompanied by 200 full-color illustrations, to highlight a wide variety of design innovations that address the basic challenges of survival and progress faced by the world's poor and marginalized.

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Everyone can benefit from good design. Read full review

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User Review  - Kate - Goodreads

Skimmed it. Sister ordered it on inter-library loan. Interesting stuff to consider. Somewhat technical but I suppose it would make fascinating reading material for an engineer or very hands-on environmentalist. I just didn't have the time/attention span to delve into the text. Read full review

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