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The Trade Exchange, Emily Monath (Industrial Design), Caroline Whittemore (Occupational Therapy), Wa’Ed Ibrahim (International Design Business Management), Michael Taffe (Finance), Bridget Sax (Interior Design) Sep 2017

The Trade Exchange, Emily Monath (Industrial Design), Caroline Whittemore (Occupational Therapy), Wa’Ed Ibrahim (International Design Business Management), Michael Taffe (Finance), Bridget Sax (Interior Design)

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The Trade Exchange program changes the meaning of "refugee" from burden to asset. This job placement organization reduces depression and other mental health factors by capitalizing on refugees skills by placing them in countries with labor shortages.

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The Challenge: Innovation for Refugees and Displaced Populations

One of the great challenges of our time is how to help refugees and displaced populations, and how to prevent the causes in the first place. Every minute, 24 people around the world are forced to flee their homes. That’s 34,000 people a day who leave everything behind in the ...


Intgrt, John Cecil (Industrial Design), Veronica Reguero Cadilla (Industrial Design), Keaghan Caldwell (Sustainability Design), Emmalee Vansciver (Interior Design) Sep 2017

Intgrt, John Cecil (Industrial Design), Veronica Reguero Cadilla (Industrial Design), Keaghan Caldwell (Sustainability Design), Emmalee Vansciver (Interior Design)

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We are a non-profit organization with the goal to resettle refugees into a small-scale community with opportunities of education, employment, and housing. With the focus on cities between a 5,000 to 60,000 population, refugees have the chance to utilize their skill sets to improve and evolve a current community without being strongly labeled as a “refugee.”

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The Challenge: Innovation for Refugees and Displaced Populations

One of the great challenges of our time is how to help refugees and displaced populations, and how to prevent the causes in the first place. Every minute, 24 people around ...


Sheltify, Adam Hecht (Industrial Design) Sep 2017

Sheltify, Adam Hecht (Industrial Design)

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Modular, collapsible, community building, and mental health enhancing refugee shelter.

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The Challenge: Innovation for Refugees and Displaced Populations

One of the great challenges of our time is how to help refugees and displaced populations, and how to prevent the causes in the first place. Every minute, 24 people around the world are forced to flee their homes. That’s 34,000 people a day who leave everything behind in the hope of finding safety and a better tomorrow. The impact of war, political, racial and religious conflict, and environmental crises of famine and climate change, have caused ...


Solar Stove, Julia Strange (Interior Design), Alaina Mcihenney (Physicians Assistant), Zachary Quain (Industrial Design), Adam Beauchner (Industrial Design), Irene Ghattas (Occupational Therapy) Sep 2017

Solar Stove, Julia Strange (Interior Design), Alaina Mcihenney (Physicians Assistant), Zachary Quain (Industrial Design), Adam Beauchner (Industrial Design), Irene Ghattas (Occupational Therapy)

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PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD WINNER!

We designed a solar powered hot plate that also functions as a light source. This allows refugees to cook food without burning wood or using toxic fuels and provides a portable light source.

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The Challenge: Innovation for Refugees and Displaced Populations

One of the great challenges of our time is how to help refugees and displaced populations, and how to prevent the causes in the first place. Every minute, 24 people around the world are forced to flee their homes. That’s 34,000 people a day who leave everything behind in ...


Amicus: Communication Across Languages, Brian Cipperly (Industrial Design), Rosario Herrera (Graphic Design), Mike Savarie (Sustainable Design) Sep 2017

Amicus: Communication Across Languages, Brian Cipperly (Industrial Design), Rosario Herrera (Graphic Design), Mike Savarie (Sustainable Design)

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MOST INNOVATIVE SOLUTION AWARD

Our project is designed to serve as a means for speakers of different languages to communicate using pictorial icons, particularly to serve basic needs such as food and water. At a refugee camp or other first point of contact, a volunteer or aid worker can be wearing a t-shirt, giving away blankets, or using flash cards with the symbols printed on them and the refugee can communicate their needs.

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The Challenge: Innovation for Refugees and Displaced Populations

One of the great challenges of our time is how to help refugees and displaced populations ...