UN Millennium Village Project

The CSDS partnered with the Earth Institute and the UN Millennium Village Project (UNMV) to develop a set of training tools for a new “strata” of community health care worker – local high school graduates.The goal was to train a “physicians assistant” to deliver 70% of clinic services to perform household visits. Twenty designers were […]

Sustainable South Bronx

Sustainable South Bronx Project Documentary from Pratt CSDS on Vimeo. September, 2009 The Pratt Design Incubator (a division of CSDS) partnered with Sustainable South Bronx (SSBX), a community organization dedicated to Environmental Justice solutions, to design a series of street furniture for the South Bronx Lafayette Avenue Greenway project. This large-scale project aims to sustainably […]

LAB on a Chip

Client: Dr. Samuel Sia; School of Biomedical Engineering, Columbia University Project: To design a processor for a high tech HIV testing device for clinical diagnostics in rural areas. Design research team worked in multiple areas in Rwanda with clinic doctors and nurses and brought back key information to the design team which resulted in additional […]

west elm Sustainable Office Project

In May 2009, the Pratt Design Incubator partnered with the home furnishing company west elm to design and produce a line of sustainable home office furniture. For eight weeks during June and July, a 12 recent graduates, led by Pratt Industrial Design professor Robert Langhorn, went to work. The challenge – to collaboratively design a […]

Olsenhaus Event – Fashion Design Department

Olsenhaus, Pratt Institute Showcase Next Generation of Vegan Designers On Nov. 11, the Olsenhaus founder’s commitment to a more verdant future was even more apparent when the she joined forces with the Pratt Institute to host “Vegan Glamour in Designers of the Future,” an event aimed at energizing the next generation of sustainable designers. Click […]

Datamation Design Jam

On Friday November 6th 2009, the Pratt Design Incubator held a “Design Jam,” partnering with Datamation Systems’ to develop a new design program for their existing laptop and netbook carts. Datamation Systems’ is currently the largest provider of anti-theft devices for computer and office equipment in the world. The goal of the “Design Jam” was […]

CoRR / global green

On July 14th 2009, the Pratt Design Incubator held a “Design Jam,” partnering with CoRR/Global Global to develop a strategic communication plan for their upcoming pilot stores to recycle paper cups. CoRR/Global Green is developing a program to recycle paper cups, along with the already existing corrugated cardboard recycling stream. According to CoRR/Global Green every […]