Like many other ecosystems, the oceans are threatened by various human activities like over-fishing, global warming, acidification, and above all, pollution. Here are five organizations and teams that are coming to the rescue with tech solutions and research to clean up the oceans. Source: 5 Organizations Using Cool Tech Solutions and Research to Clean Up … Continue reading 5 Organizations Using Cool Tech Solutions and Research to Clean Up the Oceans
This 3D Printed House Goes Up in a Day for Under $10,000There aren’t a ton of ways to build a house other than the way houses have always been built, which is to say, by putting up four walls then adding a roof. This ages-old technique had to be modernized at some point, though, and … Continue reading 3D Printed Houses: A Design Solution for Affordable Housing
Technology Can and Should Be Designed for Emotional WellnessIn an interview at Singularity University’s Exponential Medicine in San Diego, Nichol Bradford, co-founder and executive director of Sofia University’s Transformative Technology Lab, explored how new technologies are being designed to enhance emotional wellness and awareness. Sofia University’s Transformative Technology Lab is certainly a unique space in Silicon Valley. The … Continue reading Designing for Emotional Wellness
Design Thinking and Social Entrepreneurship Hackathon for South L.A. Members of a community are too often relegated to being mere spectators of change. How can they instead become active participants and influencers in the changes that affect them most? In this third annual design hackathon event, participants used design thinking and UX methods in an … Continue reading 2017 SOLA/HACK!
The following is the original text from my talk at TEDx Crenshaw that took place in Los Angeles on Saturday, October 24, 2015. The video of the talk is included below. Special thanks to my editor Crystal Clayter for helping me write this piece and prepare for the talk. https://youtu.be/9nfuB6IhFIU I want to share with you a couple of … Continue reading Designing Change for Good
“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” ~Alice Walker SOLA/HACK was a design hackathon I organized, hosted by General Assembly’s downtown L.A. campus. Participants included current students and alumni from General Assembly and USC. The objective of the hackathon was to apply design thinking and UX … Continue reading SOLA/HACK! A Design Hackathon for Change in South LA