Patrick Meier DIGITAL HUMANITARIANS: How Big Data is Changing the Face of Humanitarian Response

"The overflow of information generated during disasters can be as paralyzing to humanitarian response as the lack of information. This flash flood of information is often referred to as Big Data, or Big Crisis Data. Making sense of Big Crisis Data is proving to be an impossible challenge for traditional humanitarian organizations, which is precisely why they’re turning to Digital Humanitarians."

Sandy Speicher, IDEO in Peru
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David Stairs Why Design Won't Save the World
Bringing Design Thinking To Social Problems, Focuses On The People In Need
Can Service Design Save the World?
Helen Walters Design Thinking Won’t Save You

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