Ken Pickar
Visiting Professor of Mechanical Engineering

California Institute of Technology
208 Gates-Thomas, Mail Code 104-44
Pasadena, CA 91125
(626) 395-4185


E/MedE/ME 105

Background Materials

E/ME 103

Useful Links




E/ME 105: Product Design for the Developing World

Background Materials

New Ideas

  • Everything Old is New Again
    Brian Hindo and Michael Arndt, Business Week Online, September 25, 2006.

  • Emerging Lessons
    For multinational companies, understanding the needs of poorer consumers can be profitable and socially responsible

  • Hawken, P., Lovins, A., Lovin,s L. H., Natural captalism: creating the next industrial revolution. Harvard Bussiness Review, US, 1999 (A design manual)

  • Held,D., Global Covenant: The Social Democratic Alternative to the Washington Consensus, Cambridge, UK, 2004

  • Jackson, R.H.,The Global Covenant: Human Conduct in a World of States(New York: Oxford University Press, 2004)

  • OCDE, (1999). Cultivating rural amenities, an economic development perspective.