Design For Development Workshop
December 2, 2014

Author: Ipal-admin

**FEE PKR 500
Register here: http://goo.gl/iZk7eZ

“Design for Development” is a series of design workshops held in various locations around the world by alumni of the International Development Design Summit (IDDS) dedicated to creating technologies and solutions to tackle social problems. These hands-on events are a unique opportunity for designers, engineers, social practitioners, entrepreneurs, etc. around the world to engage in conversation with people living in underserved areas and jointly identify ways in which technology can help alleviate poverty.

In this Lahore edition of the workshop we will discuss, create, invent and develop innovative new approaches that tackle real world challenges through technology. Teams will be guided through the design process, starting from the initial problem framing, idea generation, experimentation, sketch modeling, concept selection and prototyping fabrication. The teams will visit an underserved urban community in Lahore and work with the host community to identify and help solve problems that affect their day-to-day lives. Innovative and sustainable ideas will be tested and hopefully be implemented in the coming few months.

The trainers include Max Kruger, a freshly baked IDDS alumnus who envisioned these workshops and helped conduct them in Tanzania and Germany; Mustafa Naseem, a Fulbright Scholar and long-time alumnus of IDDS, who’s passionate about using technology to solve real people’s needs; and Samia Razaq, an Acumen fellow who started the famed D-Lab course at ITU.

Time:
Saturday, 6 December, 2014 from 9-7 PM
Sunday, 7 December, 2014 from 9-6 PM

Venue:
IPAL- Innovations for Poverty Alleviation Lab
6th Floor, Arfa Software Technology Park,
346-B, Ferozepur Road, Lahore

Email: ipal@itu.edu.pk