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Design: Fixing where good intentions go wrong

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EHSAN NOURSALEHI GOT TIRED OF SEEING 'SHITTY' PRODUCTS THAT WERE SUPPOSED TO HELP THE DEVELOPING WORLD. SO HE CAME UP WITH A WHOLE NEW DESIGN APPROACH.

It’s a feel-good story we all know: Some designers see a problem in the developing world and want to make a difference. They come up with a cool-looking product to solve the problem. Donors love it and chip in to get the product to people who need it. What’s not to love?

Well, sometimes a lot, says Ehsan Noursalehi, the thinker behind...

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