Christian Ross

Human-Centered Design Toolkit

I need to find a laser printer somewhere so I can download and print all six parts of this free, open-source toolkit “created to assist those organizations providing services for communities in need.” Created by IDEO and the Gates Foundation among others.

At a glance it looks to be a road-map in how to setup and/or assist organizations who aim to benefit those in less fortunate countries.

This is the end, the end my friend.

For many, I am a dream seatmate on a flight. I stay contained in my own space, I rarely get up to use the restroom, I don’t order copious amounts of food or drink and I’m usually either silently fading to the sounds of my headphones or pencil deep into my Moleskine jotting random notes of my thoughts and surroundings. You should only be so lucky to find me waiting patiently when you arrive. My only request is that you return the favor.

Last week’s trip was like many of my others, solo-flight with time to write. And so I did. While I have a notebook full of trip data, they usually don’t make it into digital form or even light of day. I might go back and read through my ramblings from the flight down there and see if they’re worth taking the time to dictate, but for now I plan to just share the notes from my return flight between Managua and Houston.

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