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* Design for Development

Dec 2008

The Playpower Foundation, supported by the Social Movement Laboratory, is using $12 computers as a platform for high-quality 8-bit learning games. These radically affordable computers are being designed to generate large scale change in global education by providing social computing opportunities in the households of the global “Emerging Middle Class.”

Jan 2008

Design for Development: Developing Technologies for Developing Economies was an experimental UCSD course taught remotely from India, via Skype. 20 students from multiple disciplines explored the effects of technology on large-scale social change by generating numerous case studies and several prototypes. Students interacted remotely with guest lecturers from around the world; these included researchers for the World Bank and designers from Microsoft Research, India.