Design Ethnography as an Engineering Tool

To develop medical devices that address the complex challenges of global health, we have studied how conventional engineering design processes can be supplemented by methods derived from social science fields such as anthropology. Design ethnography, which encompasses processes for gaining a complete understanding of stakeholders’ actions, behaviors, words, and thoughts,…

Design Ethnography as an Engineering Tool

Getting Water to All

India, like most developing countries, does not have reliable water systems, and as a result is vulnerable to water-borne diseases. Half a million Indians die from diarrhea each year, and many of those deaths would be prevented by access to clean drinking water. Household water treatment could reduce India’s…

Getting Water to All