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Revolution In Design
“The majority of the world’s designers focus all their efforts on developing products and services exclusively for the richest 10% of the world’s customers. Nothing less than a revolution in design is needed to reach the other 90%.”
—Dr. Paul Polak, International Development Enterprises
Exhibition on view National Geographic Museum, Washington, DC through September 6, 2010
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    Shelter

    Shelter is a basic human need. It protects us from the physical elements and provides security and a sense of belonging. Find out more.

  • Health

    Health

    Disease and disabilities are preventing billions of people from leading productive lives. Find out more.

  • Water

    Water

    Water is essential to all forms of life, and supplying it in sufficient quality as well as quantity for drinking, domestic use, and farming is necessary to our survival. Find out more.

  • Education

    Education

    Education empowers people and provides opportunities for social and economic empowerment. Find out more.

  • Energy

    Energy

    Fuel and power are needed for cooking, heating, lighting, communication, and income generation. Find out more.

  • Transport

    Transport

    Transport moves people and goods; and provides access to clinics, schools, markets, and financial opportunities. Find out more.

Exhibition Catalogue

Exhibition Catalogue

Design for the Other 90%
Cynthia E. Smith

Printed on 100% Recycled Paper.
Softcover; 144pp; 10.75" x 8.5" x 0.25"
Member Price: $18.00
Price: $20.00

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  • @designother90: bePRO helmet for motor taxi riders is affordable, locally produced design using fiberglass composite #other90cities http://t.co/B3PNdBFg Link
  • @designother90: Only 9 days left to see #other90cities at the UN, open 12/29 thru 12/31, 1/2 thru 1/6, and 1/9. http://t.co/Wy7tTugP Link
  • @designother90: For those without electricity, bicycle phone charger enables mobile phone to be charged while in transit #other90cities http://t.co/pKAaG2s0 Link
  • @designother90: Only 10 days left to see #Other90Cities at the UN, open 12/28 thru 12/31, 1/2 thru 1/6, and 1/9. http://t.co/CHKwoJBE Link
  • @designother90: Join the Design Other 90 Network! Upload projects, share, connect with, and learn about others' work http://t.co/4yZvIttg #other90cities Link
  • @designother90: Cape Town micro-farms provide settlement residents with agricultural knowledge and income #other90cities http://t.co/ntDJERSv Link
  • @designother90: Join the Design Other 90 Network! Upload projects, share, connect with, and learn about others' work http://t.co/SckreSnj #other90cities Link
  • @designother90: UN closed on December 25 and 26 for Christmas http://t.co/07vQNig7. Please plan your visit to #other90cities accordingly! Link
  • @designother90: Spaza-de-Move-on, a portable rolling cart, provides dignity and ease to informal street vendors #other90cities http://t.co/ff5FSZMK Link
  • @designother90: FT/Citi partner on Ingenuity Awards:Urban Ideas in Action, recognizing innovative urban solutions. Enter http://t.co/RDBOLjz0 #other90cities Link
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