Debbie Aung Din

Curry Stone Design Prize Profiles Proximity Designs

Yesterday evening, during the opening night of Design Like You Give a Damn LIVE 2013, three entities were recognized as the 2013 honorees of the Curry Stone Design Prize. Each entity was awarded $40,000 along with a beautiful short film featured on Curry Stone’s relaunched website. A fourth, first-of-its-kind Curry Stone Vision Award was conferred(…)


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Co.Exist & Catchafire Profile Proximity Designs

Sadly, the final installation of Catchafire‘s profiles of “The 11 Most Generous Designers” was just published in Fast Company‘s Co.Exist. The article, “How To Design Products For People Making $2 A Day,” spotlights Proximity Designs, “a for-profit design company whose goal is to create products cheap enough–and good enough–that they can be bought by poor(…)


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Co.Exist & Catchafire Profile Proximity Designs

Sadly, the final installation of Catchafire‘s profiles of “The 11 Most Generous Designers” was just published in Fast Company‘s Co.Exist. The article, “How To Design Products For People Making $2 A Day,” spotlights Proximity Designs, “a for-profit design company whose goal is to create products cheap enough–and good enough–that they can be bought by poor(…)


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Co.Exist: “The 11 Most Generous Designers”

A week ago today, Rachel Chong, the founder & CEO of Catchafire–an innovative, for-profit, pro bono service matchmaker–took to the pages of Fast Company‘s Co.Exist to profile what she terms “The 11 Most Generous Designers.” The list was co-curated by Chong and Ric Grefé, the executive director of AIGA, and a member of our Public(…)


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Co.Exist: "The 11 Most Generous Designers"

A week ago today, Rachel Chong, the founder & CEO of Catchafire–an innovative, for-profit, pro bono service matchmaker–took to the pages of Fast Company‘s Co.Exist to profile what she terms “The 11 Most Generous Designers.” The list was co-curated by Chong and Ric Grefé, the executive director of AIGA, and a member of our Public(…)


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Proximity Designs featured on HCD Connect

Proximity Designs (profiled here previously) was in the spotlight again during last week’s Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship, where co-founders Debbie Aung Din and Jim Taylor, were celebrated for their groundbreaking work in Myanmar. An interview with Din, which beautifully captures the virtues of human-centered design, also graces the homepage of IDEO.org‘s new HCD(…)


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