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.

Anemia Testing Device Project Report, IDDS Tanzania

  • Presentations & Reports

IDDS participants and community members developed a concept for an anemia testing device to lower the risk of maternal and child death. For more information about this project, contact idds-tz-ict-health@mit.edu.

This report was written and filed by a team of participants at the International Development Design Summit in Tanzania. 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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Reusing Rubble Project Report, IDDS Zero Waste

  • Presentations & Reports

IDDS participants and community members experimented with different mixtures of these materials to find the combination that could produce bricks with the highest durability at the lowest cost, while recycling waste.  For more information about this project, contact idds.waste.cali@mit.edu.

This report was written in Spanish by a team of participants at the International Development Design Summit in Colombia. 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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Cassava Processing Report, IDDS Amazon

  • Presentations & Reports

Participants at IDDS Amazon built several prototypes to make cassava processing safer and more efficient, including two kinds of tumbling machines, a spinning station, a flexible peeler, and an ergonomic scraper.

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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CGUI TSAM Morama Nut Coffee Poster, IDDS Botswana

  • Presentations & Reports

The Morama nut is indigenous to the Kalahari Desert. It is widely used in the D’kar community given its high nutritional value.  Theteam researched the possible different products that can be made from the Morama nut and tested out a Morama-based hot beverage called “Cgui Tsam” that could be produced locally, stirring up potential entrepreneurial activities.

This poster 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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Floating Platform, IDDS Climate Change Adaptation

  • Presentations & Reports

IDDS participants and community members designed a floating device made from guadua bamboo, hermetic tanks, and threads from recycled plastic bottles to promote ecological tourism. The platforms can support approximately 1,500 pounds with space for multiple people and are composed of materials available in the community. 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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Organic Methods for Apple Snail Management, IDDS Sisaket

  • Presentations & Reports

IDDS participants and community partners collaborated with local farmers to understand their problems and find effective ways to reduce the invasive snail population and destruction of young shoots by juvenile snails. They designed an integrated duck farming system for rice growers. Ducks are introduced to control snails, weeds, and other pests. Duckweed is introduced to provide supplemental feed and nutrition to the ducks, reduce weeds, and provide nitrogen to the rice plants. Ducks can then be sold at the end of each season.

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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Best Practices for A Newly Established Academic Makerspace in a Nascent Maker Ecosystem

  • Presentations & Reports

This paper discusses the different practices that can be infused in an academic makerspace’s culture to enhance learning and to remove barriers to making. Best practices with examples and their corresponding results observed at an academic makerspace in Pakistan have been discussed. The makerspace in question is the first and currently the only academic makerspace in Pakistan, appropriately named Make-i-stan. It is based in Information Technology University of the Punjab (ITU) which offers STEM degrees at undergraduate, graduate and doctorate level. 

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A Look into IDDS Tanzania

  • Media

At the International Development Design Summit in Tanzania, the avocado and coffee processing teams work hand-in-hand with farmers in Leguruki to improve agricultural practices.

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Meet the International Development Innovation Network

  • Media

Meet the International Development Innovation Network, a group of nearly 500 innovators from around the world designing, developing, and disseminating low-cost technologies to improve the lives of people living in poverty. 

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Skill Builder: Foam Cutter Participant Photo Guide

  • Curriculum

Skill Builders are curriculum resources designed to facilitate hands-on learning opportunities during design trainings. If you intend to use this Skill Builder in a training, we encourage you to download all of the relevant resources, including: 

Instructor Guide
Participant Photo Guide
Skill Builder Evaluation 

Questions? Please contact IDIN Academic Partner, Olin College of Engineering at anna.konstantinova@olin.edu

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