Are Designers Useful?
May 17, 2008 § 1 Comment
Alice Rawsthorn at IHT wrote once more on One Laptop Per Child (OLPC), a year and a half after she first introduced the non-profit organization and their goal of providing “children around the world with new opportunities to explore, experiment and express themselves” by developing:
A $100 educational laptop.
It’s the most talked-about design project winning awards left, right and centre, setting a new standard for humanitarian design and of course, causing a great deal of controversy … it’s remarkable how design contribute so greatly to humanitarian efforts. Remarkable and relieving.
Thoughts on the earthquake in China and whether being a designer is useless in disasters?