If you have an interest in humanitarian design and product development, you'll want to tune in this Thursday, October 29, to a live online seminar "Designing Products for Emerging Markets," with designers Masuma Henry and Martijn Van Tilburg of Seattle's Artefact creative consultancy.
Specializing in user experience, design and technology, Henry and Van Tilburg will take a process-oriented approach, explaining the various phases of planning, development, and anthropological research that go into creating products for emerging markets. The one-hour "designcast" is intended to give designers applicable information for maximizing the opportunities available in this field.
As a bonus, ID Magazine, the producers of this seminar, will be throwing in a free download of their "Design in China" special section from their June 2008 issue, which features a plethora of interesting content about current trends in architecture, design and culture in the rapidly growing nation.
If you'd like to register, click here. The session airs at 4pm Eastern/1pm Pacific on Thursday, October 29.
Image: Lifestraw water purification device