Makers Against Ebola – Design Goals

Healthcare Workers Fighting Ebola on the Front Line (photo from US AID)
Healthcare Workers Fighting Ebola on the Front Line (photo from US AID)

The Fighting Ebola Challenge has hit its halfway mark. Ideas have poured in from around the world with over 700 people collaborating on solutions to help healthcare workers on the front lines. Makers are jumping on board.

Some reminders about Challenge design goals from the OpenIDO team:

First, ideas should have the potential for significant impact within a short time frame – we want to get ideas to the field in a matter of months! Second, ideas should be low cost and easy to produce. And third, ideas should be simple to deploy and adopt – keep in mind the infrastructure limitations as well as our human center design principles.

Do you have an idea that’s ready for the world?

Get prepped with background on the virus, personal protective equipment and the challenges of PPE suits. Then, jump over to the OpenIDEO overview of the Fighting Ebola Challenge and get started. Ebola is wrecking havoc on thousands of peoples’ live. Many are dying and many more are in jeopardy.

Creative makers can solve problems; we can help in the fight against Ebola.

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