UX for Good: Activating the Rwandan Rebirth

What happens when you gather 10 designers from all over the globe, make them fly to three different continents in seven days, to focus on one complex social problem in the world?

触手可得的医用氧气

 

氧气的“代沟” 

卢旺达和肯尼亚的新生儿死亡率是美国的8到10倍,造成这一现状的前六大原因都与呼吸衰竭有关——而在大部分情况下,如果新生儿出生环境的通风与供氧条件合理的话,这些悲剧都是可以避免的。但不幸的是,目前东非地区的医疗氧气供应非常匮乏,且昂贵而不可靠。

在青蛙设计的帮助下,通用电气决定解决这个问题。我们的合作方式是,由通用电气提供设备——价值五十万美元的纯氧制造设备,由青蛙设计构建起可持续的商业模式——既能够满足医疗需求,又能够在无需进一步捐赠的前提下实现有机增长。当计划成型后,我们与来自当地的非政府组织的合作伙伴共同组建了两只落地实施团队,分别在卢旺达和肯尼亚展开行动。

A New Vision for Humanitarians and Open Data


 
Humanitarian work is rapidly evolving. As crises emerge and unfold, digital technologies and networked communities are changing the way information is collected, distributed, analyzed, and acted upon. The UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) published a comprehensive report on the impact of these technologies and made a powerful statement calling for “more diverse and bottom-up forms of decision-making – something that most Governments and humanitarian organizations are not designed for." With an abundance of information being produced around crisis events, there is a need to rethink how technology is used in support of humanitarian action.   

Gamification for Healthcare Products: Avoiding Common Pitfalls

Perhaps the greatest challenge designers face when creating new products intended to improve a person’s health is ensuring proper use and adherence. A user may adopt the product initially with optimism or even enthusiasm, but over time, we often see waning engagement and inconsistent use.  This is a big problem when the efficacy of the product depends on long-term use.

“Dronies” and the Flipping of a Conversation

This time last year, drones were a hot topic of conversation.  The discussion focused on the military use of drones, which lead to widespread negative sentiment among the general public.  It was also around this time that frog started exploring the positive potential of drones as a personal device for everyday people.

What Defines the Designer of the Future?

Sharing. Entrepreneurism. Coding.

What do these traits have in common? They belong to the designer of the future, according to a panel of experts gathered at frog Amsterdam in February to discuss the future designer.

回顾《宇宙时空之旅》

必须承认,我不喜欢FOX和国家地理频道推出的全新的Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssy(宇宙时空之旅)系列剧集。当看到最美好的童年记忆变得面目全非时,你确实很难接受,不是吗?

该剧集的前身《卡尔萨根的宇宙》,曾让无数人如痴如醉。《宇宙》的作者正是卡尔·萨根,当我还是个15岁的孩子时,我就已经将他的作品全部读完。在萨根的领域里,它无疑是出类拔萃的,与大多数科学家不同,他能将高深的科学用诗一般的语言娓娓道来。他聪明,热情,能于混沌之中一语点破天机。在我成长的历程中,萨根一直是我追随的目标。当其他同龄孩子的偶像都是摇滚明星或是运动员时,我的英雄却是一个天文学家——在他们眼里,我就是一个科学怪胎。

Improving Access to Medical Oxygen

The Oxygen Gap

Rwanda and Kenya experience an infant mortality rate that is eight to ten times greater than that of the U.S. The top six causes are all related to respiratory failure, and in many cases these deaths are avoidable if patients receive proper ventilation and oxygen. However, access to oxygen in east Africa is limited, expensive and unreliable.

What Do frogs Read?

On a daily basis, frogs email tidbits of knowledge in the form of a podcast recommendation or an article link. We're constantly listening to the musings around us and believe keeping a list of podcasts, articles, and magazines is beneficial to our intellectual diet. So, we decided to pose a simple question to frogs around the world: What do you read? Below you'll find a list of the top five books, websites, podcasts, periodicals, and blogs we consume and love.

What are some of your favorites? Let us know in the comments.