Resource Library

At IDIN, we’re all about learning, especially when it’s hands-on. Here we’ve compiled some of our favorite resources, many of which are used at our trainings and summits around the world.

Neonatal Resusitation Device, IDDS Aarogyam

  • Presentations & Reports

IDDS  Aarogyam participants and community members from the Helping Babies Breathe group designed a low-cost  and easy-to-use prototype of a new infant resusistator complete with heart-rate monitor and positioning pillow.   For more information about this project,  see contact details on the final page of the report.

This report was written and filed by a team of participants at the International Development Design Summit focusing on good health (Aarogyam) in Chennai, India. It is not final or comprehensive, but seeks to share information and knowledge gleaned from the team’s work during the summit.

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Fruit Processing Report, IDDS Amazon

  • Presentations & Reports

Participants at IDDS Amazon explored new ways of processing fruit to create value-add products such as jams and chocolate from the pulp, shells, and seeds of Amazonian fruits.  In addition, the team worked with community members to develop appealing branding, packaging, and a business plan to support the sale of these products.

This report was written and filed by a team of participants at IDDS Amazon. It aims to share information and knowledge gleaned from the team’s work during the summit.

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EZ NCORO Human-Powered Washing Machine Report, IDDS Botswana

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The Ez Ncoro Team built a simple, low-cost, human-powered washing machine with the aim of reducing the time and effort required to wash clothes and conserving water, a precious commodity for the D’kar residents. With such a product, the D’kar community, especially the women (who are culturally assigned the role of washing clothes) can use their extra time towards rearing their families or running businesses.

This posted was designed by a team of participants at IDDS Botswana. It aims to share information and knowledge gleaned from the team’s work during the summit.

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Vertical Farming with Rainwater Drip-Irrigation, IDDS Climate Change Adaptation

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IDDS participants and community members designed an alternative agricultural production system that optimizes the use of water using low cost technologies and less space. The prototype consists of a covered system of vertical orchards that collect rainwater and is estimated to yield 2.7-4.4 times as much compared to traditional farms using the same area of land. This report is in Spanish.

This report was created by a team of participants at IDDS Climate Change Adaptation. It aims to share information and knowledge gleaned from the team’s work during the summit.

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Sook Sisaket Local Health Club Initiative, IDDS Sisaket

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IDDS participants and community members designed a series of simple exercises for villagers emphasizing adults. They created basic exercise equipment using local bamboo to supplement the exercises. Their project was rapidly taken up by local villagers who had wanted to establish similar initiatives, working with the team to establish a health club who meets daily to lead each other in different exercises. This is particularly useful since diabetes and hypertension are common health problems for villagers, but there are few health promotion strategies currently being implemented.

This report was created by a team of participants at IDDS Sisaket. It aims to share information and knowledge gleaned from the team’s work during the summit.

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Menstrual Hygiene Pads Project Report, IDDS Zambia

  • Presentations & Reports

IDDS participants and community members developed safe, effective sanitary pads made of local materials to improve menstrual hygiene. For more information about this project, contact zambia13.flyingpad@mit.edu.

This report was written and filed by a team of participants at the International Development Design Summit in Zambia. It is not final or comprehensive, but seeks to share information and knowledge gleaned from the team’s work during the summit.

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TempIt Baby Thermometer Project Report, IDDS Aarogyam

  • Presentations & Reports

IDDS  Aarogyam participants and community members from the KREST group created a low cost baby thermometer prototype that is specific to the neonatal anatomy, accurate in its read-out, and appropriate for low or illiterate health workers.  The prototype also includes a function for early detection of certain sicknesses. For more information about this project,  see contact details on the final page of the report.

This report was written and filed by a team of participants at the International Development Design Summit focusing on good health (Aarogyam) in Chennai, India. It is not final or comprehensive, but seeks to share information and knowledge gleaned from the team’s work during the summit.

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Asan Rasta Report, IDDS Lahore

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IDDS Lahore participants and community members from the Spicy Hath team designed a USSD-based tracking system with lady health workers to identify households in need of polio vaccinations, plan needed visits, and record immunization data. For more information about this project, visit asanrasta.weebly.com.

This report was written and filed by a team of participants at the International Development Design Summit in Lahore, Pakistan focused on creating information communications and technology solutions for development challenges. It is not final or comprehensive, but seeks to share information and knowledge gleaned from the team’s work during the summit.

Author: IDDS Lahore Spicy Hath Team

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Autonomous Network Report, IDDS Amazon

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Participants at IDDS Amazon worked to bring quality internet service to the community while respecting local practices. This project included a prototyped bamboo tower to receive the internet signal, a cluster consisting of the first group of houses to receive internet service, and network management plan and a business roadmap on how to use collective decision making to guide next steps in providing internet to the wider community.

This report was written and filed by a team of participants at IDDS Amazon. It aims to share information and knowledge gleaned from the team’s work during the summit.

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Zero Waste School Project Report, IDDS Educación

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IDDS Educación participants and community members from the Zero Waste School team created three separate prototypes that seek to incentive recycling within the classroom: Caneca Educativa (educational wastebasket), Come Tapas (Top Eater), and Saca Puntas (Pencil Sharpener). For more information about this project, see contact details on the final page of the report.

This report was written and filed by a team of participants at the International Development Design Summit in Bogotá. It is not final or comprehensive, but seeks to share information and knowledge gleaned from the team’s work during the summit.

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