Principles for Design & Development

Principle #7 – Reuse and Improve

On March 24, 2015, Mercy Corps and IDEO hosted an event in San Francisco focused on Principle 7: Reuse & Improve.

The interactive session included presentations from these thought leaders:

  • Carl Hartung, Chief Technology Officer, Nafundi of Open Data Kit fame, on reusing and extending software systems
  • Patrice Martin, Co-lead and Creative Director,, on reusing methodologies across programs
  • Steve Daniels, Executive Director, Makeshift, on reusing off-the-shelf tools in creative ways

Discussion centered around practical understanding of how to implement Principle 7 in real life, and participants walked away with a solid understanding of how to reuse and improve development solutions in multiple contexts.


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