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oz etzioni

new york, NY, United States

Member since September 08, 2008

  • Detailed Research Bibliography 2 / Oz Etzioni

    Well-being, Industrial Design

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    The research bibliography that i have found and used until this point and how am i going to use and relate this information to my study:

    Academic journals -

    • Hotez, Peter J. "MEDICAL BIOLOGY: ON HOOKWORM INFECTION." New England journal of Medicine 799th ser. (2004). This journal will give me concrete data and info regarding the consequences of the hookworms penetrating the body. Reasons, problems, solutions from a medical point of view.

    books-

    • Gamboni, Dario. Nature Design : From Inspiration to Innovation. Ed. Angeli Sachs. New York, NY: Springer, 2007. This book will help me to relate my design to natural phenomena, nature behavior, and eventually to design my form and use of materials correctly and in a sustainable manner.

    • Mau, Bruce, and Jennifer Leonard. Massive Change : The Future of Global Design. New York, NY: Phaidon P, 2004. This book is more about perception and the goal of my design. A little more abstract than the other books, but it is kind of a thinking method to follow.

    • Bauer, Henry H. THE ORIGIN, PERSISTENCE AND FAILINGS OF HIV/AIDS THEORY. 1st ed. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2007. This is a source for scientific facts, theories and statistics regarding the causes of the HIV virus in our world's population.

    • Smith, Cynthia. Design for Other 90 Percent. New York, NY: Assouline, 2007. This book is more of an inspiration catalyst, to see how other designer approach the low-tech design for needs of "the other 90%" population in various places around the world, with different conditions and challenges.

    • Jarrow, Gail. Hookworms. New York, NY: Greenhaven P, Incorporated, 2003. This is medical/scientific information source for dealing with the hookworms problem in Africa.

    Movie/film -

    • God Grew Tired of Us. Dir. Christopher D. Quinn and Tom Walker. Perf. John Dau, Daniel Pach, Panther Bior. 2006. A movie about the "lost boys" that ran away from Sudan (during the war) to Kenya and finally brought to USA. conflicts of tradition, modernism, technology, culture, etc. helps to understand the difficulties of African people in regard to objects, behavior, norms that are part of our daily routine, but are totally new, strange and unsuitable for others from other parts of the world. Form, functionality, texture, size, usage of a product should consider the user and its context. This movie helps to understand the gap, possible differences and basically open our eyes and mind to something else than what we take for granted...

    Websites -

    • Admin, ed. "Almost 7 mln pregnant in sub-Saharan Africa infected with hookworms." Medical Health Articles. 19 Sept. 2008. Medical Health. 24 Sept.2008 . It's a medical reference for Hookworms study.

    • Brooker, Simon, Peter J. Hotez, and Donald A. Bundy. "Hookworm-Related Anaemia among Pregnant Women: A Systematic Review." Neglected Tropical Diseases. 17 Sept. 2008. PLOS. 24 Sept. 2008 . It's a medical reference for Hookworms study and their side-effects over the human body.

    Newspapers-

    • McNEIL Jr, DONALD G. "Battling Insects, Parasites and Politics." The New York Times 22 Mar. 2005. The western world's perception of the size of the parasites problems in Africa and how it deals with them.

    Lecture / Speech -

    • Mwenda, Andrew. "Let's take a new look at African aid." TED Talks. California, Monterey. 22 Sept. 2008. The affect of donations, "salvation" form the western world towards Africa, that eventually eliminate any chance for real African local entrepreneurship. the political and financial problems in Africa, etc. to understand to what kind of surrounding am i designing for, what other problems they are dealing with in every day life. maybe some solutions are possible through my design.
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    wow, oz, I am totally interested now in finding out where you will go with this. That you have brought in so many good sources from a wide range of perspectives makes sense, as you continue to wrap your head around this complex set of problems. I was especially glad to see that you included the speech about the economic situation in Africa. The fact that these kinds of health problems occur in places that are rich in natural wealth is staggering and depressing, and seems to be in part driven by cultures of corruption and greed. I recommend that you continue your investigation into the real situation in Africa, to really understand the history and dynamics of the places you are interested in carrying out this intervention through market introduction of your new product. Take a look at Jeffery Sachs, an economist who runs an organization called Earth Institute. He has written a lot about Africa, and has a great deal of inside knowledge, because he has served as an economic consultant to many countries. steven

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