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  • Kristin Pedemonti

    YES! I felt like I was reading my own words in the work I currently do with Artfully Aware's Community Created Book project. We truly need to LISTEN to the people we are serving, they are Not 2-dimensional, locals have incredibly valuable ideas that deserve to come to fruition!
    "...every person on this planet is a human being. That there are fundamental human needs and desires that unite us all. It is the responsibility of the designer to discover what those needs are and to properly satisfy them through a great product."

    • Ehsan Noursalehi

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  • Nicki Stewart

    "We are all human. Do not discriminate based on geography, culture, or economic status."

    Great read, super inspirational!

    • Alessandra Rizzotti

      And the key is designing to fit specific needs within communities. Understanding that we all have different needs despite the fact we're all human.

      • Kristin Pedemonti

        and LISTENING to the locals who often have amazing ideas and solutions to their own challenges, but sometimes simply need a catalyst or resources to bring them to fruition. :)

  • Pine Watt

    Excellent article. It perfectly encapsulates what inspires me to be an entrepreneur.

  • Laura LaPerche

    excellent framework for designers to use in this age of 'good-washing' and 'green-washing'