01/30/2013 04:45 pm ET Updated Apr 01, 2013

Training a New Generation of Designers to Design for Good

Design That Matters has created some revolutionary devices to help fix problems like infant care in the developing world, but its more lasting legacy may be the new mindset it's giving the designers it teaches.

At Design That Matters, Timothy Prestero is bringing together hundreds of bright-minded students, professionals, and social entrepreneurs, to collaboratively experiment and design breakthroughs in areas such as infant health and literacy. You may have heard of some of their projects (you can see them above), like Firefly, a cheap way to treat infant jaundice; the Kinkajou projector, which brings media to the developing world; and the NeoNurture incubator, designed to run off common car parts. We talked to Prestero about how his program manages to keep creating these design innovations.

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