Author: unicefstories

UNICEF and Academia video

[vimeo w=700&h=467] UNICEF has benefitted from numerous and varied academic collaborations, from classes designing prototypes to research groups exploring practices in the field, all with the intention of spurring innovation for development. We talked via skype to students and a professor from NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program, a student representing […]

PSFK’s report on the Future of Health

Piers Fawkes is founder and CEO of PSFK, a New York City based trends research and innovation company. Piers approached UNICEF Innovation Team co-lead Christopher Fabian with the idea of putting together a comprehensive report on the Future of Health. UNICEF’s role for the benefit of the report was to […]

Child Friendly Technology Wheel iterations

The Child Friendly Technology wheel was developed to describe the individual particularities that make up an entire scenario. What is being mapped is all the considerations that go into implementing technology into an educational initiative. The wheel begins to describe that the project always starts with a problem statement, for […]

Panthea Lee— “New Methods for Data Collection, Analysis and Use” Content Manager

UNICEF Innovation Content Manager Panthea Lee was very helpful in explaining the Unit’s partnership with Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA). Inspired by the UN Global Impact and Vulnerability Alert System (GIVAS) initiative that is currently in development, “New Methods for Data Collection, Analysis, and Use” was […]

A Class as a Conversation

Chris Fabian, a co-leader of UNICEF’s Innovation Unit, went over the general structure of ITP’s Design for UNICEF class, helping to form an architecture on which to apply more individualistic accounts of the class experience. Chris discussed with me the steps involved in the process of going from open-ended ideas […]