visualizing change: IDB Group and sustainable development goals

The SDG goals are central to IDB's mission and operations. We had the privilege of partnering with them to create an experience that will showcase the results of its many and varied projects across Latin America through the lens of advancing all 17 of the SDGs stated areas. The IDB is the single largest source of development financing in the region, consist of a multilateral board of 48 member-states with a total of close to $130B US in subscribed capital- and distribute their credit across thousands of individual projects every year.

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Project Inclusion’s Top 10 for 2020

The challenges our world has faced in 2020 will only be meaningful if they lead to deeper, meaningful, and actionable learning. Project Inclusion, our continuing series of interviews with inclusive design leaders, remains a valuable repository of some of the most important ideas- and examples of powerful, effective direct action- in a domain that will only continue to grow in relevance and importance: how can we structure our economies, organizations, and societies in ways that allow the greatest number of humans possible to participate in the fruits of our work?

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What’s in a form?

Forms are part of the glue of modern society: they allow us to transmit information, sometimes a great deal of it, to someone (or many someones) we probably won’t directly interact with. Like any other way to capture information, there’s good and bad ways of doing it.

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National Museum of Kenya - Turkana Boy Skull

Bringing Humanity’s Past to the World

The National Museum of Kenya has opened its searchable, digital experience of its collection of human fossil remains. Kenya is home to the most extensive and oldest collection of the fossil record of human ancestry in the world, much of which is on physical display at the Nairobi National Museum in Kenya’s capital.

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Analogous >> SXSW 2020

Analogous founder and CCO Fanny Krivoy is joining some of the most exciting voices in inclusive design, workplace inclusion, and innovation and are represented in two panel discussions for consideration in the upcoming South By Southwest 2020 Conference.

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Towards an Inclusive Future

We attended panel discussions on topics ranging from product safety, AI regulation, design strategy, scaling and more. Speakers from Google, Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, and as well as universities, government agencies, and startups from around the world took stock of the present challenge of creating opportunities and benefits from technology that are available, accessible, and equitable.

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mBolden (f.k.a. Women in Wireless)

Women in Wireless had been around for long enough that it was clear to them that the “wireless” in their name was making them sound dated- when in truth, they were (and are) anything but. For more than 12 years, they’ve created a supportive, instructive, and powerful space for women working in mobile and digital technology fields. They are a global non-profit with 10k members in 10 cities around the world and over 200 volunteers.

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Beyond Brands: Brand = Business Strategy

Smart startups devote time and resources to designing and planning a brand before their first product sees the light of day- and successful, enduring companies pay regular attention to their brand presence and how it comes to life, making sure that it continues to reflect their vision and values. Branding is much more than a cosmetic exercise. The real essence of branding is valuable: it defines your mission, how you will disrupt a market, how will you transform the world.

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Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon

Many people know little about the Shakers beyond their strict code of celibacy and the distinctive chairs they designed and manufactured. An American religious sect that flourished from the late 1700s through the mid-1900s, the Shakers held many values considered progressive even today.

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