Photo: Kim Noonan Krueger

The Development Design Lab deploys our values of inclusion and improving the human condition through transformative and transdisciplinary research, application, social change and supportive policy development.
With our partners, we aim to push development design  beyond its current framing by drawing on new design thinking, cross-cultural co-creation, and project-based learning, in ways that will re-conceptualize the relationship between so-called “western” experts and the communities they hope to serve. We see technological innovation and  intervention beyond simply transferring from “North to South” but rather as the material manifestation ideas and action that has been mobilized in a collaborative milieu. Our team  understands the dynamic of co-creation that leads to self-sufficiency, sustainable, and socially just outcomes.