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Panthea Lee Captains Jury for Core77 Design Awards

Reboot Co-Founder and Principal Panthea Lee will be captaining the jury in the Service Design category for the 2012 Core77 Design Awards. Read an interview with Panthea about the awards here.

Zack Brisson at NYU's Revolutions, People Politics & Change

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.

Zack Brisson at ICTD 2012

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 at MIT Center for Future Civic Media

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.

Zack Brisson Joins Social Entrepreneurship Panel

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.

Welcome to Jeremy Canfield, Patrick Ainslie & Sarah Fathallah

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!

Panthea Lee & Zack Brisson Featured in Journal of Service Design

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.

Part 3 of Reboot’s Core77 Series: The Messy Art of Saving the World

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’.

Part 2 of Reboot’s Core77 Series: The Messy Art of Saving the World

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’.

Reboot Presents at IMTFI Conference

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.

Core 77 Launches a New Series on Reboot

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’.

Panthea Lee Featured in Core77

Reboot principal and co-founder Panthea Lee spoke at this past weekend’s A Better World By Design conference. Core 77 was nice enough to cover her talk and her broader work with Reboot.

Interested in Joining Our Team?

Our ace team of cross-disciplinary practitioners is growing rapidly. We’re currently recruiting for several positions. Please visit our Careers page for more information.

Recruiting: Tunisia Based Research Team

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're hiring – Visual Designer

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.

Vote for Reboot's SXSW Presentation

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.

Panthea Lee at SVA Impact

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.

Reboot Featured in, 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.

Hiring Visual Design Fellow

We are currently looking for a Visual Design Fellow who matches our enthusiasm for the mission at hand and can help us craft sharp, savvy project-related design solutions. Find out how to apply.