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Bill Gates, designer? Yes. Public Interest Design honors 100 global thinkers who are designing social goodBill Gates, designer? Yes. Public Interest Design honors 100 global thinkers who are designing social good

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Good design has the power to improve lives. Yesterday, Public Interest Design — a group dedicated to design for social good — released the Global Public Interest Design 100, a list of 100 “designers” (including some people you really might not expect) who are designing for the good of all. We love this sweeping list […]

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Putting the public back in public interest design: The making of an exhibit at TED2013Putting the public back in public interest design: The making of an exhibit at TED2013

Posted By TED Guest Author

By Courtney E. Martin and John Cary Editor’s note: designer John Cary and journalist Courtney E. Martin are the curatorial brains behind the show, “Public Interest Design: Places, Products, & Processes,” which opened at the Autodesk Gallery in San Francisco last October. The entire exhibit has been reinstalled at TED in Long Beach, and we invited the duo to give […]

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Public Interest Design names its top 100, including 16 TED alumsPublic Interest Design names its top 100, including 16 TED alums

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Great design doesn’t just look good — it has the potential to make lives easier and to enhance the public good. Public Interest Design, the website dedicated to examining how, has created a list of 100 makers, educators, connectors, policymakers and visualizers in the U.S. who are doing incredible work at the intersection of design […]

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New exhibit explores design for the public goodNew exhibit explores design for the public good

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Good design isn’t just about making a great-looking colander. Good design can actually improve our lives, both individually and collectively. In the new Autodesk Gallery exhibit “Public Interest Design: Products, Places & Processes,” curators Courtney E. Martin and John Cary showcase 12 projects that were designed with the common good in mind. Of the four […]