design better, live better.

Design for Development was started in 2004 by Maria Rogal, Associate Professor at the University of Florida. Throughout the years many designers have worked with community and interdisciplinary participants on our projects. Design for Development—a collaborative initiative with entrepreneurs in rural communities in southern Mexico, students, designers, and other disciplinary experts that integrates design research, teaching, and practice—explores how we can use design, in its broadest sense, to positively shape the human experience. It evolved from previous projects, including Mint in Mexico, University of Florida Graphic Design.

Participant Designers (2004–present)