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8 January 2012

design & culture

Do Designers Actually Exploit The Poor While Trying To Do Good?

Whether you’re a fan of design research in the field—or more sympathetic to that audience member—you can’t gloss over the issue. Who is the best poised to bring innovation to the developing world? Big corporations that are already rich? Or people living in the countries themselves? Do big corporations bring better standards of living, or simply sugared water and useless doodads?