Design for UNICEF student project: Humanitarian drones

Design for UNICEF student project: Humanitarian drones

UNICEF Innovation staff co-teach the Design for UNICEF class at New York University’s (NYU) Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) with Jorge Just, Adjunct Professor at NYU. Each year students take a particular challenge area in a particular geography, and work closely with end-users in UNICEF Country Offices to develop solutions to […]

Design for UNICEF student project: PowerClip

This past month we had a special opportunity to send our prototype of the PowerClip to the Philippines with a UNICEF innovation in emergencies specialist to be tried out in UNICEF’s response to Typhoon Yolanda. Our hope was to get some real time user feedback of the product in the optimal situation.  As […]

UNICEF and Academia video

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/14165149 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 […]