Media today very rarely covers every-day stories that aren't as exciting, or success stories that don't seem as important, when those are the stories we actually need to be seeing. If necessity is the mother of invention, we must be overlooking possible inventions and innovation across the globe!
In her article, Why the Next Generation of Designers Will Save the World, Courtney Lawrence, DSIL founding director, sites that 80% of the global population live on less than $10.00 a day; that 40% of the global population lack access to sanitation services, and that 60% of the global population do not have internet connectivity, with 90% of them living in developing countries.
Most of us reading this probably have no idea how that feels. Lawrence designed the Designing for Social Innovation and Leadership (DSIL) program in anticipation for the future of open collaboration and innovation requiring both field immersion as well as continual virtual connectivity. The new generation of designers will undoubtedly save the world, but how we define open collaboration and how we relate to others will determine the success for future innovation.