BaoDesignLab’s novel use of paper as a manufacturing material and the need for patience when designing for the social sector is discussed on graphicdesign.com: [excerpt] “Ideas need to matter to the people and communities who are supposed to benefit from them. If those ideas are conceived by designers in isolation from those parties, they will […]
A critical component of Project Dose is building capacity amongst female entrepreneurs who will eventually manage most aspects of the project. To that end, we’ve designed an educational aid to be used by women during educational seminars with mothers at Ugandan hospitals. The tool is an interactive vinyl banner that communicates the importance of administering […]
BaoDesignLab and T4T are working on building molded fiber manufacturing capacity in Uganda.
BaoDesignLab created an educational comic to help pediatrician Dr. Craig Garfield in his work with Aschiana Foundation and American Medical Relief Overseas to bring silver mylar emergency blankets to refugee camps in the mountains of Kabul, Afghanistan. During the unusually cold winter of 2012, children were freezing to death as they slept due to a […]
BaoDesignLab moderated a 3-month-long online discussion about the present and future of design in the world’s two most populous countries – India and China – and the effect of Asia’s economic rise on design the world over. An edited version of the discussion was published in the University of Minnesota’s THERE Journal of Design. An […]
Bao Design Lab was awarded an Ideas that Matter grant by Sappi Fine Paper North America for Project Dose. This design project addresses the health risks to sick children in developing countries who are often improperly medicated once they leave the hospital, due to inaccurate tablet splitting. Our design, developed with Ugandan partners T4T, provides […]
Brick kilns are an important source of income and building materials and a feature of the Ugandan landscape. Brick kilns are a fixture of much of the sub-Saharan landscape. Brick making provides employment in the region’s rapidly developing economies and burgeoning populations requiring housing. One drawback of traditional brick making technology is its reliance on […]
Child’s play: locally designed and kid-crafted toys, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Lake Bunyoni, Uganda and refugee camp in Grand Gede, Liberia