Tag: Human centered design

The 4th Global Innovation Center Advisory Committee Meeting: Shaping More Effective Services and Solutions on the Ground

The 4th Global Innovation Center Advisory Committee Meeting: Shaping More Effective Services and Solutions on the Ground

By: Emma Ohana November 16 and 17, 2016, marked the fourth meeting of the Global Innovation Center Advisory Committee (GIC AC). The meeting was well attended with representation from frog, the Republic of Korea, Overlap Associates, Point B, UNICEF Canada, UNICEF UK, US Fund for UNICEF, and the University of […]

social case managers share experiences

Designing for Children in Myanmar

Designing for Children in Myanmar: Improving Case Management Services through Design By Klaus Oberbauer, UNICEF Myanmar Innovation Lead In January 2016, the UNICEF Myanmar Child Protection section started a partnership with Point B Design + Training (Point B) to train social case managers from the Department of Social Welfare with […]

Young Makers in Vietnam work to change the lives of Children with Disabilities

Young Makers in Vietnam work to change the lives of Children with Disabilities

  From June 3rd to 5th 2016, 7 teams consisting of  over 70 young people including designers, engineers, artisans, medical professionals and children with disabilities gathered on the campus of the Vietnam-German University (VGU) in Binh Duong, Vietnam to contribute to a better world. For 72 hours these youth participated […]

Parsons Students Present at Brown Bag at NYHQ

Parsons Students Present at Brown Bag at NYHQ

  Last Thursday, students from the Parsons Design for UNICEF class presented their final project concepts at a Brown Bag at UNICEF NYHQ. The course, taught in fall 2014, was a collaboration with the Innovation Unit and Tanzania Country Office, and part of the graduate program in Design and Technology at Parsons. […]

Design for UNICEF at Parsons

Design for UNICEF at Parsons

Note: This story is part of a series of posts about the Innovation Unit’s most recent round of Design for UNICEF programs, which engage students from diverse backgrounds around priority issues in UNICEF’s work. The Design for UNICEF Course is a semester-long university course open to students from a variety of disciplines. […]

A- FOR CHRIS & ERICA’S 2014 PREDICTIONS

A- FOR CHRIS & ERICA’S 2014 PREDICTIONS

At the Innovation Unit, we are constantly exploring new frontiers and keeping ourselves abreast of new developments that may help drive results for children. Meanwhile, we continue to retrospectively evaluate our work and our thinking from past years. As part of an ongoing annual exercise, last year, I gave our Innovation Team […]