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http://designinafrica.wordpress.com/
About my work:
Design strategist interested in social and economic change through design and education, based in South Africa.
I primarily do research and forecasting to determine future design strategies to align with business strategies. What that means in plain English is listening to people and finding out the best way design products or services that are beneficial, not only to them but also the company in the long term. I look into sustainable solutions that are empowering, benefit people, increase profit and find solutions for the planet.
I specialize in design research in Africa for European, Asian and American design teams.

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At 22:15 on January 8, 2009, John Kim said…
David,

I'm new to the group but would be very interested in starting a dialogue. I'm in the nascent stages of developing a project in SA and would love your input in the future. Though I'm in Chicago now, I've spent about 9 months in SA and the opportunities for innovative and impactful projects seem boundless.

Cheers,

John
At 15:44 on January 12, 2009, John Kim said…
David,

Thanks for the quick reply. I'm hoping to get more involved on this network. But to answer your questions, I studied in Durban and worked in Capetown and Joburg for short periods of time. My experience in SA has been in mobilizing the non-profit and business community in addressing hunger and poverty in the country. Currently I work in brand strategy and integrated marketing and am interested in doing some work in SA around the WC2010. Let's definitely stay in touch.

Stay well,

John
At 19:48 on January 12, 2009, John Kim said…
Thanks Dave - will do! I plan on tapping into the brainpower/heart of the folks on this group - so it's encouraging to see a good amount of South Africans on this network. I'll stay in touch.

John
At 6:14 on September 11, 2009, John Kim said…
David - if you're still interested I've started a blog around the World Cup and CSR - and it's received a good response. Please check out www.WorldCupCSR.wordpress.com or follow me at Twitter at www.Twitter.com/WorldCupCSR and please feel free to pass on to interested friends. I'd love your perspective on what I've been writing.

Cheers,

John
At 15:04 on September 11, 2009, John Kim said…
Thanks Dave - actually I have been in touch with G Kofi Annan - I've contributed a post to Annansi (not published yet) and am hoping to continue building the conversation with him.

John

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