Frugal Innovation: Simple Designs to Improve Lives

A session at SXSW Interactive 2014

Friday 7th March, 2014

3:30pm to 4:30pm (CST)

80% of humanity lives on less than $10/day. If you are part of the world's lowest socioeconomic level you may be living in a house that can barely be called that. It's a collection of sticks, cardboard, plastic sheet. A dirt floor, no water, electricity or sewage. Enter frugal innovation or frugal engineering: The process of reducing the complexity and cost of a good and its production. Usually this refers to removing nonessential features from a durable good in order to sell it in developing countries. In this presentation we explore simple, low cost, effective and proven global design solutions that do not require exotic technology but that when combined can dramatically improve the quality of life of people around the world. Recent examples of successful design that have raised living standards in developing countries will be shown.

Austin Convention Center
Room 6AB
Austin Convention Center

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Jose A. Briones

Innovator, Market and Business Developer, Futurist and Idea Generator. Interested in disruptive innovation and practical uses of socialmedia

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Time 3:30pm4:30pm CST

Date Fri 7th March 2014

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