MFA Industrial Design Thesis Defense Presentation (Extended Cut).
For rural entrepreneurs in developing countries with limited access to electricity, the DreamCatcher offers sustainable power generation and creates microenterprise opportunities. The DREAMdev participatory design framework provides a sustainable methodology for strategic development using co-design networks and local resources. This approach benefits native entrepreneurs by fostering innovation at the local level, hence instilling dignity and creativity. Unlike existing product design methodologies for developing countries, DREAMdev incorporates funding models from Micro Finance Institutions (MFIs) to make substantive product solutions affordable and attainable.