Reinventing people’s lives: Stanford students learn to design innovative products and services to solve problems of the world’s poor as part of the Design for Extreme Affordability course. http://stnfd.biz/nYuSb
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Building early and often is key in Professor Jim Patell’s Design for Extreme Affordability course. In the class, Stanford University students learn how prototyping increases the occurrence of great ideas as they design low-cost products that solve tough problems in the developing world. Learn more about Professor Patell and his passion for innovation on CNN’s “The Next List” this Saturday at 11:30am PT. http://stnfd.biz/l7hgG
The recipe for solving problems of the world’s poor: Multidisciplinary teams, collaboration, empathy and commitment. “Having more diverse perspectives at the table is going to broaden your array of potential solutions. But getting to the point where you can productively work as a team across so many disciplines is challenging,” shared Stanford d.school Managing Director, Sarah Stein Greenberg. http://stnfd.biz/k7Ury
Later this year, PBS is scheduled to air “Extreme By Design,” a documentary that follows a group of Stanford University business, engineering, and medical students as they design innovative products and services to solve problems of the world’s poor as part of the Design for Extreme Affordability course.
Watch the trailer: http://stnfd.biz/jzKli
Former US Military Captain Seth Norman (MBA ’12) developed an innovative IV system for wounded soldiers on the battlefield that relies on external air pressure rather than gravity. Any time a soldier is wounded, a platoon member must hold up the IV bag drip for the medic. The Raid device helps medics treat patients more quickly and eliminates the need for a soldier to hold the IV bag.
The idea for Raid came from one late-night brainstorming session for the Stanford GSB course, Design for Extreme Affordability: http://stnfd.biz/js8Ax
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