design better, live better.

about social design

The projects represented here – our “social design research projects” – are exactly this: projects designed and produced for communities by designers who have identified compelling problems – in their own environments or in contexts that they believe they can have an...
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Date :28 Jul
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mapping: nazli eda noyan

In 1999, Turkey was shaken by a major earthquake that caused thousands of and left even more people homeless, injured and suffering. Seeing all those images of suffering and reading the news about how things could have been different if we were all well prepared or organized for...
Date :28 Jul
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iluminación: myda iamiceli

BackgroundSocioeconomic factors in developing countries require walking and bicycling to be common modes of transportation. Statistics show that pedestrian fatality rates are high in these countries. One reason for this problem is the lack of roadway lighting and low visibility....
Date :28 Jul
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hach kii’ ka’ab natural orange juice

the project To develop an identity, business system, and packaging for “Hach Ki’i Ka’ab” orange juice, a product of Cooperativa Cuauhtémoc in Quintana Roo.
Date :28 Jul
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xyaat ecotourism cooperative

Cooperativa Xyaat creates community tours that are culturally responsible and educational in Señor, a living Maya community, in Quintana Roo, México.
Date :28 Jul
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design for development projects

These projects focus on using design processes and products for social, economic, cultural, and environmental good. They are opportunities for designers (faculty and students) to work side-by-side in with our clients in their environments rather than isolated in our studios.
Date :28 Jul
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mint in mexico

Mint in Mexico is a collaboration between UF Graphic Design and indigenous communities in Mexico. Our underlying principle is that design plays a critical role in economic, cultural, and social development. It is here we put these ideas into practice.
Date :27 Jul
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learning about honey in yucatán

¬ View the first round of labels for Lol-Balché honey. ¬ Contact Maria Rogal for more information on the design documents We began to work with Cooperativa Lol-Balché, a 41-member cooperative in Santa Elena, Yucatán in late 2006. In addition to selling wholesale, some members...
Date :27 Jul
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working with lol-balché honey cooperative

  We began this project in late 2006 to work with Cooperativa Lol-Balché, a 41-member cooperative who wanted, in addition to selling wholesale, to bring a portion of their gourmet honey to an international market.
Date :27 Jul
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we design better to live better

We believe that design, in all of its many manifestations, plays an important role in fostering economic, cultural, and social development and change. To this end, we use design thinking, concepts, methods, processes, and products to engage its power and potential for the social...
Date :27 Jul
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