Design Revolution – The Amazing Emily Pilloton

Posted by Beth Perkins on Feb 5, 2010 3:25:39 PM

Buster Paris, from our Marketing department, saw an episode of "The Colbert Report" that he wanted to share!

I was watching "The Colbert Report" the other night, and Colbert interviewed Emily Pilloton, who is an industrial designer, founder of  and the author of "Design Revolution - 100 Products That Empower People"

I found her thoughts on product design being a vehicle for social change incredibly interesting - check out the interview below, and wait 'til you see the "Adaptive Eye Care" product - it's simply amazing!

http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/262000/january-18-2010/emily-pilloton

Seeing her on Colbert inspired me to check out her website (http://projecthdesign.org/index.html) and watch some of her YouTube clips - all of which gave me that same 'vibe' I feel around the InnoCentive office. Specifically her perception on design activism and humanitarian design. She speaks of problem solving being at the core of design, and how out of certain designs springs fantastic social changes - the most profound example is "The Hippo Roller" – I don’t want to ruin the surprise for you – worth going to YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iq7XnSONpk

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