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Read what Reny Diaz from NBCUniversal is most excited about during our Healthy Lives Challenge (including getting his abuela healthier!).


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How do we ensure access to education during a crisis? UNHCR Innovation's Innovating for Good Series featured education in emergencies and Amplify's Refugee Education Challenge. Watch experts from UNICEF, UNHCR and DFID explain the importance of our challenge topic!

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Testing your idea with stakeholders and building on what you learn are important parts of the human-centered design process. In this short video, Amplify designer Rafael Smith explains how you can develop simple ways to test your ideas in the real world.

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Deciding which ideas move into the Refinement phase was no easy task. OpenIDEO uses the Refinement phase as an opportunity to make ideas real – to create prototypes, to test those prototypes on real end users, and to learn and iterate based on that feedback. And we need the dedicated energy of the whole OpenIDEO community to do that! That’s why we choose to focus on just 25 ideas for this final phase. Because let’s face it – making ideas real is a lot of work.

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In March 2015, Jackie Watts, member of the Amplify team and I headed to the Kakuma Refugee Camp in North-Western Kenya to run a one-day workshop. Check out what happened when they generated an idea for the challenge, incorporating users’ insights at every step of the way.

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