Closing the digital gender gap for a more equitable world

Closing the digital gender gap for a more equitable world

The world wide web foundation (WWWF), founded by Sir Tim Berners-Lee and Rosemary Leith, released a report that provides a global snapshot of the state of digital gender inequality and finds that even where women are closing the gap on basic internet access, they face a multitude of additional barriers to using the internet and fully participating online.

The internet, with its great potential for economic opportunity and social empowerment, has long been celebrated as a force for greater equality — breaking down barriers for those previously held back by…


100M Mask Mayday Studio Program Partnership

Collaboration Aims to Create and Distribute Free Face Masks to Domestic Workers Across U.S.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 17, 2020

Contact: Zameena Mejia, press@domesticworkers.org
Contact: Leah Bickley, press@designedbyus.org

November 17, 2020, New York, NY — As cities across the United States experience a surge in coronavirus cases, the National Domestic Workers Alliance today announced a new partnership with Designed By Us to provide eco-friendly Essential 3D Face shields, Breathe 3D respirator masks and 3L Designer, hypoallergenic face masks that provide up to 95% filtration and protection to 10,000 domestic workers. Nearly 2.5 million domestic workers across the United States continue to work on the frontlines during the pandemic, caring for the most vulnerable. …


UPDATED: November 30, 2020

100M Mask Mayday Research

Masks are not only essential to keeping you and your community safe from corona virus they are in vogue. The latest forecast from the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation suggests that 33,000 deaths could be avoided if 95 percent of people wore masks in public. Even if you live in a community where few people wear masks, you would still reduce your own chances of catching the virus by wearing 3-layer mask or 3D printed respirator.

Masks that are designed with 3-layers of fabric with tighter the weaves are more effective than . Another study10 found that masks with…


Press Release: Sheets & Giggles™ Teams With Designed By Us™ To Provide PPE In The Fight Against COVID-19

Partnership Aims to Create and Distribute Sheet Masks to Communities Nationwide

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Sheets & Giggles: media@sheetsgiggles.com
Designed By Us: press@designedbyus.org

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New York, NY , June 10,2020 As the United States continues its fight against COVID-19, Sheets & Giggles™ today announced a partnership with Designed By Us™ with the charter of distributing protective cloth, hypoallergenic face masks around the country made from Sheets & Giggles sustainable, eucalyptus lyocell sheets.

With over 1.5 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States, the demand for more protective masks for communities, essential workers, and frontline and healthcare workers remains high. In response, Sheets & Giggles is providing its…


At the beginning of the pandemic we marshaled The Design Corps to manufacture inventive personal protection equipment (PPE). Using first-rate materials, an army of researchers, designers makers and creators, CDC requirements, 3D printers and sewing machines we have crafted personal protective equipment.

As the pandemic rages on, the LatinX, Black, LGBTQ+, Indigenous, Filipino, Indian, Asian, Women, Disabled, Aging and Veteran communities are dying of Covid-19 at alarming rates. When data is available, it shows that under-represented minorities are dying of the coronavirus disease at rates far higher than white Americans.

100M Mask Mayday

In New York City, our home city…


Designed By Us Studio Masterclass

October 1, 2020 Designed By Us Distinguished Designers, Producers and Engineers begin producing masterclasses content in the fields of business, design and creativity.

This curriculum enables students of all ages and skill sets to access tutorials and lectures from subject matter experts in the fields of Science, Tech, Engineering, Arts, Math and Design (STEAMD). These immersive courses are designed for the learner to get the right information at the right time in addition to empowering users to build prototypes and learn from their experiments.

The DesignedByUs.org Studio Masterclass’ all-access pass that cost $99 per year or $15 per month. All-access…


Design Corps Launches The 100M Mask Mayday Studio Program

The Distinguished Designers in the Design Corps have marshaled the resources from the from across the world to produce quality PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) like face masks. After launching the #MillionMaskMayday design brief and patterns using World Health Organization (WTO) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) specified materials and assembly standards, the Design Corps began designing masks because we believe everyone deserves protection from COVID-19, Corona Virus and the flu.

To ensure the quality of every mask, the Design Corps used the WTO and CDC standard of 3-layers requirement in it’s design brief and has set up an online inspection…


DesignedByUs.org’s Call To Public Service By Design

What began as a problem statement from industry leaders at Davos about the diversity pipeline of talent solving the worlds challenges, turned in to the seeds of a Public Service Design, Civic Media & Tech Practice that enables under represented minorities to learn through making, designing and producing solutions to social, economic and ecological challenges across the globe. See Joanna Peña-Bickley, launch the future of creativity & design at the 3% Conference. Enter DesignedByUs.org.

At the nascent stages of the 4th industrial revolution, do you have the dream, skills, path and sponsors to transform your career from an industrious…


Seven weeks ago if you had asked me what I’d be doing today, I would have had a very different answer. It would have gone like this…

Working with Designed By Us and The Design Corps, we hope to recruit 2500 S.T.E.A.M.D. apprentices and members from across the world to take on public service design and civic tech projects that will make the world work for 100% of humanity.

May Day 2020: The world changed. We are sheltered in place and determined to make a difference in our world. As designers, makers and creators from Madison Avenue, Silicon Valley and…


Jane Jacobs (1916–2006) was an urbanist and activist whose writings championed a fresh, community-based approach to city building. She had no formal training as a planner, and yet her 1961 treatise, The Death and Life of Great American Cities, introduced ground-breaking ideas about how cities function, evolve and fail.

Jacobs saw cities as integrated systems that had their own logic and dynamism which would change over time according to how they were used. With an eye for detail, she wrote eloquently about sidewalks, parks, retail design and self-organization. She promoted higher density in cities, short blocks, local economies and…

Joanna Peña-Bickley

Artist, Activist, Inventor, Designer of intelligent things that are useful, usable and magical. | https://joannapenabickley.com/

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