Emily Pilloton is the founder and Executive Director of Project H Design, a global industrial design nonprofit with eight chapters around the world. Trained in architecture at the University of California, Berkeley, and product design at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Pilloton started Project H in 2008 to provide a conduit and catalyst for need-based product design that empowers individuals, communities and economies. Current Project H initiatives include water transport and filtration systems in South Africa and India; an educational math playground built for elementary schools in Uganda and North Carolina; a homeless-run design coop in Los Angeles; and design concepts for foster care education and therapy in Austin, Texas.
More on Emily:
Project H Design – http://www.projecthdesign.org/#the-mission
Featured Ted Talk (July 2010) – http://www.ted.com/talks/emily_pilloton_teaching_design_for_change.html
Project H Design’s YouTube channel - http://www.youtube.com/user/ProjectHDesign
Featured on Colbert Report (Jan. 2010): http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/262000/january-18-2010/emily-pilloton