Design and Comm' Goodness for Development.

Hi, my name is Julien and I am an agronomist working in the field of Communication for Development. This tumblelog focuses on poverty alleviation, development, environment, social entrepreneurship and other important issues. It is also an attempt to showcase good examples of what can be done in terms of communication to improve development practices.

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Winner of the ‘Design for Poverty' contest by Yanko design in 2008, Rain Drop by Evan Gants is a concept system to cheaply collect and store rain water in plastic bottles. The system is quite ingenious and can be used to create running water for washing hands.


The Volcanic Casing is a « relay object » which can transport heat from a fire. Can be used outdoors as indoors, The Volcanic Casing is consisted of only two common materials (lava stone and oak). Natural and inexpensive, they are simply machined and assembled which can also permit to have a humanitarian context for it use. The absence of obsolete electronic system makes it an object durable, fully recyclable, that preserves the environment throughout its life cycle.

The Volcanic Casing is a « relay object » which can transport heat from a fire. Can be used outdoors as indoors, The Volcanic Casing is consisted of only two common materials (lava stone and oak). Natural and inexpensive, they are simply machined and assembled which can also permit to have a humanitarian context for it use. The absence of obsolete electronic system makes it an object durable, fully recyclable, that preserves the environment throughout its life cycle.

The Kammock is a sweet hammock design concept looking to raise funds on Kickstarter.com. The hammock will be made of highly resistant and lightweight materials, plus it looks super cool. By supporting them on Kickstarter.com, you get the Kammok for a sweet price (85 bucks, at least 55 less than the future retail price they said). After the project is successfully launched, they have also pledged to use 20% of their profits to support humanitarian and environmental initiatives. Me want one!

The Kammock is a sweet hammock design concept looking to raise funds on Kickstarter.com. The hammock will be made of highly resistant and lightweight materials, plus it looks super cool. By supporting them on Kickstarter.com, you get the Kammok for a sweet price (85 bucks, at least 55 less than the future retail price they said). After the project is successfully launched, they have also pledged to use 20% of their profits to support humanitarian and environmental initiatives. Me want one!

Wanted: Sanitation Revolution 2.0

Year that Alexander Cummings patented the most recent innovation in flush toilet design: 1775.


Fanta Radio

Recycled, cheap, see-through design, and it even works.

Fanta Radio

Recycled, cheap, see-through design, and it even works.

WWF logo sketches | Logo Design Love
“We wanted an animal that is beautiful, is endangered, and one loved by many people in the world for its appealing qualities. We also wanted an animal that had an impact in black and white to save money on printing costs.”

WWF logo sketches | Logo Design Love

“We wanted an animal that is beautiful, is endangered, and one loved by many people in the world for its appealing qualities. We also wanted an animal that had an impact in black and white to save money on printing costs.”


A publication designed for Kiva, the world’s first non-profit person-to-person micro-lending organization. the concept underpinning this approach was that of a low cost, low production artifact that not only explained the Kiva story but also provided exposition of the organization as it functions in terms of worldwide micro-lending.

Can’t read the content, but I’d really like to read it.

A publication designed for Kiva, the world’s first non-profit person-to-person micro-lending organization. the concept underpinning this approach was that of a low cost, low production artifact that not only explained the Kiva story but also provided exposition of the organization as it functions in terms of worldwide micro-lending.

Can’t read the content, but I’d really like to read it.