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Design that Matters (Not-for-Profit Corporation)
Founded
Founder Timothy Prestero, Neil Cantor, Nitin Sawhney, Saul Griffith, Yael Maguire, Ben Vigoda
Type NGO
30-0172078
Location
  • Salem, MA
Locations
Area served
Employees
Volunteers
850 and counting
Slogan Design for Social Enterprise
Mission Design that Matters creates new products that allow social enterprises in developing countries to offer improved services and scale more quickly.
Website designthatmatters.org
Formerly called

Founded in 2001 by a team of MIT students, Design that Matters (DtM), is a nonprofit design company that partners with social entrepreneurs to design products that address basic needs in developing countries.

DtM's core competencies include ethnography, design and engineering. DtM manages a collaborative design process through which hundreds of students and professional volunteers contribute to the design of new product and services for the poor in developing countries. DtM has completed projects in health care, education, microfinance and renewable energy. The company has worked in Mali, Benin, Kenya, India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Cambodia, the Philippines and Indonesia. DtM partners include the East Meets West Foundation, Solar Ear, World Education, the Center for Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology's Global Health Initiative (CIMIT GHI), the Centre for Mass Education in Science (CMES) in Bangladesh and the Mann Deshi Mahila Sahakari Bank in India.

In 2012, Design that Matters received the National Design Award for Corporate and Institutional Achievement.<ref>First lady, Smithsonian museum honor top designers</ref>


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Design that Matters (Not-for-Profit Corporation)
Founded
Founder Timothy Prestero, Neil Cantor, Nitin Sawhney, Saul Griffith, Yael Maguire, Ben Vigoda
Type NGO
30-0172078
Location
  • Salem, MA
Locations
Area served
Employees
Volunteers
850 and counting
Slogan Design for Social Enterprise
Mission Design that Matters creates new products that allow social enterprises in developing countries to offer improved services and scale more quickly.
Website designthatmatters.org
Formerly called

Founded in 2001 by a team of MIT students, Design that Matters (DtM), is a nonprofit design company that partners with social entrepreneurs to design products that address basic needs in developing countries.

DtM's core competencies include ethnography, design and engineering. DtM manages a collaborative design process through which hundreds of students and professional volunteers contribute to the design of new product and services for the poor in developing countries. DtM has completed projects in health care, education, microfinance and renewable energy. The company has worked in Mali, Benin, Kenya, India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Cambodia, the Philippines and Indonesia. DtM partners include the East Meets West Foundation, Solar Ear, World Education, the Center for Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology's Global Health Initiative (CIMIT GHI), the Centre for Mass Education in Science (CMES) in Bangladesh and the Mann Deshi Mahila Sahakari Bank in India.

In 2012, Design that Matters received the National Design Award for Corporate and Institutional Achievement.<ref>First lady, Smithsonian museum honor top designers</ref>


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