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Lee Winfield

New York, NY, United States

Product Design

Member since September 08, 2008


    Education, Industrial Design


    The way i looked at design changed when i went to see the 'Design for the Other 90%' exhibition at the cooper Hewitt about 2 years ago.

    A project that connects well to come of the ideas i have right now is the Kinkajou Projector.
    My current interests are in teaching tools especially dealing with learning how to read and write, and this specific one transforms "night-time learning environments in rural, non-electrified areas"

    lightweight, low-power projection system, which uses a microfilm cassette to store 10,000 pages of information at a fraction of the cost of paper books It is targeted at adults in rural west africa where 75% of the adult population is illiterate.

    "Literacy contributes decisively to improving a community’s quality of life through improved health and child nutrition. Kinkajou projectors have helped more than 3,000 adults in forty-five rural villages in Mali learn to read."

    there is more information on the 'design that matters' website

    According to Barbara Garner of World Education, “It’s the lack of resources”—specifically access to books and lighting—rather than a lack of interest in education that contributes to illiteracy rates.

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My Interests

  • Industrial Design
  • Environmental Design
  • Communication Design
  • Fashion Design
  • Audio/Visual Design