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Liter of Light

A global, grassroots movement committed to providing affordable, sustainable solar light to people with limited or no access to electricity.

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Fascinating project that is bringing light to communities without electricity. Using waste plastic bottles, bleach, water and a solar powered Led a home can be given light. Even whole streets can be lit. Plastic is not our enemy - it's a friend that we need to learn how to better use.

More info about Liter of Light: http://literoflight.org 

What is a provocation or insight that might inspire others during this challenge?

Not a perfect match for any of the personas or scenarios. More a lesson about how to make products that can have a dual purpose - potentially where its secondary purpose is more valuable than it's initial purpose.

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Matt Jones - a digital product innovation consultant specialising in customer-centred design with a focus on user interface design. My job is to identify patterns, gleaned from insights and meeting with real users, to determine better outcomes for the user, the business and society as a whole.

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Great example of looking out there, Matt! I really like the solar bottles. Although for the ideas phase I recommend that you focus on the use cases - https://d3gxp3iknbs7bs.cloudfront.net/attachments/d7cfea9d-b5a2-4ce3-a8de-3e518a3c4b67.pdf :-)

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Sure. I'm familiar with the personas and use cases - my point here was that of the 'secondary use' being more valuable than the primary. ;)