01/18/2013 11:11 am ET Updated Mar 20, 2013

How One Designer Went From Designing Remote Controls to Cook Stoves

Heather Fleming's Catapult Designs does innovative product design -- but for the developing world.

Freeing herself from the limitations of corporate design was step one of this engineer's plan to change the world. Gaining perspective from her Navajo upbringing and her time with Engineers Without Borders, Fleming set off to create realistic solutions to the world's problems, and -- voila -- Catapult Design was born. Whether solving issues with water collection or giving the common cookstove a redesign, she's bringing human-centered design to those who need it most.

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