When Technology Flops: 6 Common Pitfalls in Product Design for Social Good

Posted by on Jul 21, 2010 in AshokaTECH, Blog | No Comments

In a post by Mindy Zhang on the AshokaTECH blog, Timothy Prestero—Lemelson Fellow, Ashoka Affiliate and Co-Founder of Design That Matters—sheds some light on how to and how not to develop technological solutions to social problems. Pitfall #1: Starting with invention. Pitfall #2: Using technology to solve a culture-based problem. Pitfall #3: Failing to understand ...

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Movirtu and frog design team up to create “telecom cloud”

Posted by on May 21, 2010 in AshokaTECH | No Comments

The following was originally posted on the AshokaTECH blog on May 21, 2010, written by Dave Foster. From a press release dated March 31, 2010: MOVIRTU COLLABORATES WITH FROG DESIGN ON USER INTERFACE INNOVATION Global innovation firm frog design will assist Movirtu to ensure quick navigation and ease of use of their MX series of ...

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Video – Tech4Society: Catalyzing a Community for Scale and Impact

Posted by on May 7, 2010 in AshokaTECH, Blog | No Comments

This post originally published on the AshokaTECH blog. Ashoka and The Lemelson Foundation convened the world’s leading social entrepreneurs in invention, technological innovation, and science education at the Tech4Society event in Hyderabad, India, in February 2010. Video produced by Cory Wilson / http://corywilson.net English Language

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Vodafone Americas Foundation and mHealth Alliance Announce Winners of Wireless Innovation Competitions

Posted by on Apr 28, 2010 in AshokaTECH, Blog | No Comments

This post was originally published on the AshokaTECH blog. Big congratulations to AshokaTECH’s own Ben Lyon—regular Techonomics blogger and founder of FrontlineSMS:Credit!  Vodafone America recently announced its competition results in the following press release: $650,000 awarded to three groundbreaking wireless projects selected for their potential to save lives and solve critical global challenges REDWOOD CITY, ...

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Women & Mobile: A Global Opportunity

Posted by on Mar 15, 2010 in AshokaTECH, Blog | No Comments

This post originally published on the AshokaTECH blog.   I received this by email recently: “The Cherie Blair Foundation for Women and the GSMA Development Fund are pleased to announce the publication of Women & Mobile: A Global Opportunity, following it’s launch yesterday (Feb 16, 2010) at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The report ...

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