For the Earth & It's People: Green & Impact Design

Technology is making it easier and more cost-effective for professionals across design, engineering, and manufacturing disciplines to incorporate sustainable design into their workflows. Sustainable Design and Foundation
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Ride your bike all year round, & generate 3X more energy than we do now, with solar roadways.

Digital Trends

Get more than your kicks on Route 66 — get your energy there, too

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Faux #3DPrinted turtle eggs may foil poachers & save threatened species.

Washington Post

These fake turtle eggs could crack a black market in animal poaching

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Be inspired — and start reimagining what you consider waste.

Triple Pundit: People, Planet, Profit

3p Weekend: These Cradle-to-Cradle Innovations Stop Waste in Its Tracks

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America's first solar roadway is an iconic one:

Architectural Digest

Iconic Route 66 Set to Be America’s First Solar Roadway | Architectural Digest

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This stylish modular shoe, by Quang Pham, is a solution to the millions of pairs of shoes that end up in landfills each year. The shoe can be customized and updated as the shoe deteriorates without using glue and made with recyclable and sustainable materials.

MODS - A modular footwear solution that reduces the amount of waste in the environment | Sustainability Workshop

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Plume Labs ingenious air-pollution monitoring solution leverages a flock of pigeons equipped with sensors to combat dirty air in London.

Line//Shape//Space

Plume Labs Puts Pigeons on Patrol for Air-Pollution Monitoring

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How can creativity help prevent, detect and respond to disease outbreaks?

Medium

3 Reasons Why Creativity is Necessary for Emergency Response

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Will future cities be full of flashy buildings or greater eco-friendly measures?

Architectural Digest

The Future Project Awards Show Us How Upcoming Cities Will Be Built | Architectural Digest

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How can creativity help prevent, detect and respond to disease outbreaks?

Medium

3 Reasons Why Creativity is Necessary for Emergency Response

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From #PaddyToPlate, @ProximityDesign explores the rice production process in #Myanmar.

Paddy to Plate

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Ideas become reality through our #Entrepreneur Impact Program. Learn more: #WDCD2016 #design

Autodesk

Entrepreneur Impact Program | Sustainability | Autodesk

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EVOKE's immersive game environments create real-life social change.

Impact Design Hub

Gaming for Social Change - Impact Design Hub

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A custom made 3D printed foot brings some balance to Bagpipes, a deserving little penguin.

3ders.org

Bagpipes the penguin stands tall with new 3D printed prosthetic foot

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BabyBe reduces premature baby isolation by bringing the mother’s heartbeat, voice, and breathing right into the incubator. The mother holds a small “turtle” device to her chest & sensors in the turtle pick up the mother’s heartbeat, breathing, and other sounds and relays the sounds to the baby while using a pump to gently inflate and deflate the baby’s mattress in rhythm with the mother’s breathing.

DESIGN DIFFERENTLY

BabyBe Help Helps Premature Infants Bond with Parents

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The 'smasher' mantis shrimp has inspired a new ultra-strong 3D printed material.

3ders.org

Ultra-strong 3D printed material inspired by natural herringbone pattern on mantis shrimp

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Hadeel Ayoub's amazing Sign Language Glove translates sign language gestures into visual letters or speech, which can be read by someone else’s smartphone app.

Motherboard

This Smart Glove Translates Sign Language to Text and Speech

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This virtual 3D heart test accurately predicts which patients are at risk of sudden death.

Science. World. Exploration. Seek for yourself.

Virtual Heart Attack Tech Predicts Death

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She had a thirst for adventure that led her to create a portable water purification system.

Design Academy

Impact design entrepreneurs: Yana DeMyer

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Urban greenery has positive effects on our health & communities, but how much nature is needed?

A Poverty of Landscapes

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Drones images are used to create a digital map of one of the most challenging terrains. The final product includes detail like individual cracks in the rocks and limbs on the trees, down to a half inch accuracy.

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Drones Help Explore, Document Red Rocks In 3-D

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The Go wheelchair shows progress for users with disabilities & how #3Dprinting can solve meaningful problems: #ImpactDesign

Layer designs "world's first" 3D-printed wheelchair

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A future house prototype addressing rising sea levels is floating around the Thames Estuary.

Co.Design

Housing In The Age Of Sea Level Rise

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Turning plastic waste into 3D printing filament helps waste pickers earn more money.

Co.Exist

In Tanzania, This Startup Will Pay For Plastic Trash And Make 3-D Printer Filament

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Turning plastic waste into 3D printing filament helps waste pickers earn more:

Co.Exist

In Tanzania, This Startup Will Pay For Plastic Trash And Make 3-D Printer Filament

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“What happens when one US county demanded that all buildings be built with other buildings?”

Impact Design Hub

Wasted Market Seeks A New Architecture Amid the Rubble

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