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More Joy Per Person What type of target should Demotech's design iniatives serve? In a wide choice of ideologies available, Demotech creates a new one: We go for 'More Joy Per Person'.
Open Source design Overtake environmental decline by environmental improvement by the intens collaboration on Internet of dedicated people in the re-design of technologies.
Democracy Sustaining Technology Redesign technology to become a mayor tool and method to enhance Democracy offering equal opportunities to all.
Learning from Poverty Deep Poverty indicates the failure of modern ecomomy as well as how modern economy can be organized in a sustainable and more satisfying way.
Sustainability Now! Sustainability is a prerogrative for future economic and thereby social stability. Demotech design initiatives show how full sustainability for many products can be achieved.
Fast Learning To achieve Sustainability in time, that is before utter dispair in poverty and utter disinterest from wealthy consumers turns this worls into a radical facist 1984-like culture, we have to learn to LEARN FAST.
Shared Innovation To speed up innovation on behalf of sustainability, innovation should be a shared effort, because of the fun of it, the effectiveness of it if done well and the comfort of lack of intellectual ownership. But how to promote it?
Home Work Change homework from low wage left-over bits industrial work into a sustainable and self-reliant effective mode of production, Do so by offering Open Source production info. Where needed: offer tool sets and training.
Peace Studies Appropriate Technology is regarded by many in the field of Peace or Conflict studies regarded as a valuable tool. This page links such studies to Demotech design initiatives and theory.
Initial Designs First ideas on a new design initiative should be well written down. They are like dreams, very easely forgotten!
Gender & Appropriate Technology Technology can only be called "Appropriate", if it is appropriate for women. Design should be directed at women's empowerment.
Constructing the Demotech website Considerations and toolbox for working on this website. Support remote cooperation in contributing and editing for this website possible
SCOT in Action The perspective of SCOT is that technological change is not a simple matter of good inventions but emerge because of social needs. A SCOT analysis explains success and failure of technological artifacts by means of social factors.
Communicating Demotech What Demotech is about needs to be communicated to a wider public. Suggestions for PR as presented here need to be workded on.