Bao Design Lab at the University of Illinois, Chicago


Bao Design Lab focuses on building capacity in communities where people survive on roughly $2 a day. As a non-profit incubator, we use Design to address challenges at the base of the world’s economic pyramid, and aim to improve the well-being of people in areas where resources are scarce. We use ethnographic research, insight analysis, prototyping, and strategic planning to frame and solve problems in developing countries. Bao Design Lab is unique in its goal to co-create relevant products and services based entirely on the local context, with input from local experts.

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