Resource Library

At IDIN, we’re all about learning, especially when it’s hands-on. Here we’ve compiled some of our favorite resources, many of which are used at our trainings and summits around the world.

If you have a resource you think might be a good fit for our library, please email idincommunications@mit.edu.  

Innovation Toolkit for Primary Education Project Report, IDDS Tanzania

  • Presentations & Reports

IDDS participants and community members developed an innovation toolkit and a winnowing sunflower thresher to improve life skills education. For more information about this project, contact idds-tz-education@mit.edu.

This report was written and filed by a team of participants at the International Development Design Summit in Tanzania. It is not final or comprehensive, but seeks to share information and knowledge gleaned from the team’s work during the summit.

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Safety Harness Vest Project Report, IDDS Aarogyam

  • Presentations & Reports

IDDS  Aarogyam participants and community members from the ELAI group created a low cost vest protoype to protect child motorcycle passengers in areas with high road traffic accident risk rates.   For more information about this project,  see contact details on the final page of the report.

This report was written and filed by a team of participants at the International Development Design Summit focusing on good health (Aarogyam) in Chennai, India. It is not final or comprehensive, but seeks to share information and knowledge gleaned from the team’s work during the summit.

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Herbal Traditions Report, IDDS Amazon

  • Presentations & Reports

A team of participants at IDDS Amazon developed several approaches to preserve the tradition of herbal baths and treatments in the Boa Vista do Acará community. These approaches included a sensory herb trail for tourists to learn more about local plants and biodiversity, a library of medicinal recipes with an audio guide including stories from the older generation collected by youth in the community, and a method for steam distillation for Priprioca oil extraction.

This report was written and filed by a team of participants at IDDS Amazon. It aims to share information and knowledge gleaned from the team’s work during the summit.

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EZ NCORO Human-Powered Washing Machine Poster, IDDS Botswana

  • Presentations & Reports

The Ez Ncoro Team built a simple, low-cost, human-powered washing machine with the aim of reducing the time and effort required to wash clothes and conserving water, a precious commodity for the D’kar residents. With such a product, the D’kar community, especially the women (who are culturally assigned the role of washing clothes) can use their extra time towards rearing their families or running businesses.

This poster was designed by a team of participants at IDDS Botswana. It aims to share information and knowledge gleaned from the team’s work during the summit.

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Weed Excavator, IDDS Climate Change Adaptation

  • Presentations & Reports

IDDS participants and community members created a prototype weed excavator consisting of a jagged cyclone with an adaptable handle. It was designed to facilitate weed excavation, soil rejuvenation, and shorter manual labor time. This report is in Spanish.

This report was created by a team of participants at IDDS Climate Change Adaptation. It aims to share information and knowledge gleaned from the team’s work during the summit.

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A Look into IDDS Tanzania

  • Media

At the International Development Design Summit in Tanzania, the avocado and coffee processing teams work hand-in-hand with farmers in Leguruki to improve agricultural practices.

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Meet the International Development Innovation Network

  • Media

Meet the International Development Innovation Network, a group of nearly 500 innovators from around the world designing, developing, and disseminating low-cost technologies to improve the lives of people living in poverty. 

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Skill Builder: Foam Cutter Evaluation

  • Curriculum

Skill Builders are curriculum resources designed to facilitate hands-on learning opportunities during design trainings. If you intend to use this Skill Builder in a training, we encourage you to download all of the relevant resources, including: 

Instructor Guide
Participant Photo Guide
Skill Builder Evaluation 

Questions? Please contact IDIN Academic Partner, Olin College of Engineering at anna.konstantinova@olin.edu

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Skill Builder: Smart Light Participant Photo Guide

  • Curriculum

Skill Builders are curriculum resources designed to facilitate hands-on learning opportunities during design trainings. If you intend to use this Skill Builder in a training, we encourage you to download all of the relevant resources, including: 

Instructor Guide
Participant Photo Guide
Skill Builder Evaluation

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Skill Builder: Smart Light Evaluation

  • Curriculum

Skill Builders are curriculum resources designed to facilitate hands-on learning opportunities during design trainings. If you intend to use this Skill Builder in a training, we encourage you to download all of the relevant resources, including: 

Instructor Guide
Participant Photo Guide
Skill Builder Evaluation

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