IDDS aims to produce innovative, affordable, scalable technologies to meet the very real needs of the 2.6 billion people earning less than $2-a-day. Participants receive a crash course in developing appropriate technology and then break into small teams, each receiving a different design challenge to solve a specific problem faced daily by people around the world. Unlike most academic conferences, this summit emphasizes the development of prototypes, not just papers and proceedings. Unlike technology workshops, IDDS is about creative processes, as well as products.
TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SUMMIT, VISIT THE 2009 BLOG OR IDDS HOMEPAGE.
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