We are actively engaged in the dialogue and debates of our space: on issues of social justice, global development, and democratic innovation, and on the ethics and methodological evolution of design, mediation, and co-creation practice. More of our writing can be found at Medium.
On Friday, April 13th, Reboot Principal Zack Brisson will join experts, practitioners and students to present our recent publication on post-revolutionary social change in the MENA region. RSVP for the event or find out more details here.
Reboot principal Zack Brisson will be presenting in two sessions at ICTD 2012. On March 15, Zack will be presenting Reboot’s findings on the role of ICTs in Tunisia with colleagues from the World Bank, and co-hosting a session with Grameen Foundation on user-centered design in ICTD projects. Find out more about the conference here.
Reboot will be speaking at MIT’s Center for Future Civic Media on March 22 on the role of technology and design in international development. Event details will be updated closer to the date.
On Friday, Reboot principal and co-founder Zack Brisson joined representatives from UNICEF, Accion, Planet Finance, and the Pershing Foundation for a panel on Social Finance and Social Entrepreneurship at the Columbia Business School – Harvard Business School Social Entrepreneurship in International Development Day. Find out more about the two schools’ programs here and here.
We are thrilled to announce three new additions to the Reboot team. Jeremy Canfield, a talented systems designer and Code for America alumnus, joins us as a Service Designer. Patrick Ainslie, a rockstar film and television producer who we first worked with in China, now joins us full-time in the New York studio as our Production Manager. Finally, Sarah Fathallah comes to Reboot HQ all the way from Morocco as our inaugural Strategy & Design Fellow. Welcome aboard!
Reboot c-founders Zack Brisson and Panthea Lee have been published in the latest issue of the Journal of Service Design. Their article is titled Designing Human Rights: A Service-Driven Approach to Social Progress. Purchase a copy of the issue here.
Core77 has posted part three of The Messy Art of Saving the World, a series on our efforts in applying the discipline of design into the practice of development. Click over for the post, ‘From Band-Aids to Inclusive Banking’.
Core77 has posted part two of The Messy Art of Saving the World, a series on our efforts in applying the discipline of design into the practice of development. Click over for the post, ‘After the Egyptian Revolution’.
On December 7, Reboot will present its project on second-generation banking in China at the 2011 IMTFI Annual Conference. Click here to find out more about our work in China.
Leading design magazine Core77 has launched a new series, The Messy Art of Saving the World, on our efforts in applying the discipline of design into the practice of development. Click over for the first post, ‘3 things every designer should know about international development’.
Recruiting two Tunisia-based researchers for a project examining questions around technology, innovation, economic development, and social cohesion. The position begins immediately. Please contact zack AT theReboot DOT org for more details.
We are looking for a Visual Designer who can help us craft sharp, savvy, project-related design solutions. The ideal candidate will embrace our unique vision and be driven by a desire to leverage their design skills for social impact, locally and globally. Read more about the position.
We’ve proposed a presentation for SXSW Interactive 2012. If you’d like to see us in Austin next year, vote for our talk here. “Design for Difficult Environments” will examine how to design services and technologies in challenging contexts — those that are extremely rural or poor, conflict zones, or politically sensitive environments. Thanks for the support.
Co-founder Panthea Lee is guest lecturing tomorrow at SVA Impact, an intensive program focusing on social entrepreneurship and design for social change. Panthea will be discussing Reboot’s approach to service design in the realms of governance and international development.
Dowser.org, which showcases the practical and human elements of social innovation, recently sat down with Panthea Lee to discuss Reboot’s unique approach to solving the world’s trickiest challenges. You can read the full article here.