Category Archives: Design Challenges

Design Research: Creating Collaborative Experiences

The scale of ‘Under 5 Mortality’ (U5M) in Bihar is huge:  58 deaths for every 1000 live births, nearly 45 percent of all under five children are underweight and 49 percent of them are stunted. The disturbing figures of U5M … Continue reading

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Changing Bihar – ‘Nothing Changes, if Nothing Changes’

In a recent trip to Samastipur in Bihar, I came across a line of rickety, roadside stalls illegally downloading and selling latest Hollywood movies in HD – that too, at a nominal price of Rs. 10. Villages where electricity is … Continue reading

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Co-Creating with the Government

For an ‘Innovation Lab’ to sustain, it is necessary for the Lab to function in an environment that welcomes innovation and shuns traditional thinking. The Bihar Innovation Lab has not only innovated for Public Health, but also carefully crafted an ecosystem … Continue reading

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Labour Progression Tool : moving a step ahead towards saving lives

There is nothing better if a tool can help in saving lives, Labour Progression Tool or Partograph is referred to record data for managing labour thereby saving lives. Existing tool is paper based requires to be modified or redesign to … Continue reading

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Hacking the Challenge of Safe Drinking Water

On Thursday the 9th of April, as part of the Sankalp Forum, Karmany organised a Social Design Jam, aimed at simulating a systems innovation approach to solving social issues. As facilitator of the Jam, they invited Aditya Dev Sood from … Continue reading

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Labour Initiation: First Steps.

The Labour Progression Tool, or Partograph, Team initiated the Bihar Innovation Lab’s fourth project by organizing one of its flagship collaborative working sessions in Patna on the 1st of April, 2015. The half-day consultation looked to gain insight and expert … Continue reading

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Contextualizing Well Being in Rural India

Center for Knowledge Societies is always bustling with activity, flowing with a sense of determined purpose and engaging in intense dialogues. Needless to say, my time here has been quite involving. I have been a part of many interesting projects and workshops … Continue reading

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Adianta sessions: Diana Jue on social-impact technology

The Adianta School extends its heartiest welcome to – Diana Jue who is a co founder at Essmart: developing technologies for the underprivileged in the rural areas such as — affordable solar lanterns, nonelectric water filters and other life improving technologies. She is here to share insights on tackling challenges … Continue reading

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A Data Democracy Index?

One of the many outcomes of the Pulse Lab Jakarta event on Data Innovation for Policy Makers this past week was the concept of a Data Democracy Index. The idea is that different countries around the world use public data … Continue reading

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A breakfast session with Madeleine Gabriel: Scale Up Social Innovations

The Adianta School extends its heartiest welcome to Madeleine Gabriel – Principal Researcher at NESTA (UK’s nodal agency for innovation) and Kirsten Bound, who are here to share their insights on “How Social Innovations could Scale?” Any social entrepreneur would love to be part of a massive societal change and … Continue reading

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