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Governments may be rendered powerless - We need to empower the public by testing their 'DIY Disaster Gear' for their own safety

Low fidelity prototypes with scope for high impact.

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The images attached are points of reference to guide the reader to look up the actual post. 

Each post represents a frugal solution to different audiences, different needs and different constraints.

The objective of such an exercise is to bring the user's attention to the fact that they alone can bring change in the system.

These posts are intended to be mirrors to the subconscious that show the user the safest path to take even with the tightest constraints. 

What is the need are you focusing on?

Each separate Instagram post addresses a separate need or constraint. Links below:










You can view the process here:

Which type of submission are you sharing?

  • Sharing an actual pivot your organization has already made

Describe the business pivot or adaptation in 3-4 sentences.

Frugal solutions to big problems (Unmet/Unarticulated Needs) - Value at the lowest cost to users through low-cost to no-cost solutions. Elegance through Efficiency.

Do you plan to implement this solution?

  • I plan to share with an implementing organization

Describe the impact that this solution will create in the world.

Value by means of careful observation of users during this lockdown period. We(As a Society) have still not mitigated the risks of Covid-19 effectively. Our solutions empower the end-user, by means of making it easy for them to adopt these solutions via simple DIY exercises.

What is the name of your business or organization?


What does your business/company do? Whose needs does your business/company address? Who do you serve?

#reallymakinglivesbetter by #offeringgreatersafety at the #lowestcost

What is your profession?


Where are you located (country)?


Where are you located (region)?

  • South-eastern Asia

What industry is your business/company in?

  • Academia/Research
  • Activist/Community Leader/Organizer
  • Agriculture/Farming
  • Arts/Entertainment
  • Business/Consulting
  • Designer(UX/CX/Design Research)
  • Education
  • Entrepreneur/Investor
  • Manufacturing
  • Self Employed
  • Student
  • Unemployed

Which classification describes your organization/business?

  • Business

What kind of stakeholders and partnerships are needed to pursue this solution?

  • Funding- Grants
  • Stakeholders/Partnerships- NGOs
  • Stakeholders/Partnerships- Private Sector
  • Stakeholders/Partnerships- Government
  • Stakeholders/Partnerships- Civil Society Groups
  • Stakeholders/Partnerships- Grassroots/Community Groups

Do you need help building partnerships and finding partners?

  • Yes

If Yes to the above, please share 1-2 sentences describing the specific help you desire.

I need help manufacturing my ideas so that they can reach a widest audience (the general public).

What do you think are the main barriers to implementing this solution?

Value at the lowest cost to users - Value through better protection against Covid-19!

If you are currently working on a pivot, what have you learned so far?

The users need to protect themselves as best as they can through their own individual actions.

Are you aware of any open source efforts, hackathons or other collaborative efforts related to your solution? Are you participating in these efforts?

Aware of lot of them but everyone forces you to use their tools to get the job done. To have to keep upskilling further to create impact is detrimental to getting these out to users as quickly as possible.

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