Student-Led Space Combines Tech and Design Thinking for Social Good

One of the mains goals of Design Tinkering is to employ human-centered design and design thinking to create innovative solutions devoted to real social issues. It was precisely this mission that led to the creation of the Greenhouse and subsequently, to NYU students’ participation in several OpenIDEO challenges and submission of winning ideas for OpenIDEO’s E-waste Challenge and Women Safety Challenge. More →

Geographic Information Systems

This article will demonstrate how the use of a particular emerging technology, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), is assisting in the management of crisis. Using examples based on current crisis situations, I will focus on three applications of GIS: landmine and minefield management, refugee camp management, and post-crisis analysis. GIS has been used in each of these areas to help leaders make informed decisions and save lives More →