Masks are not only essential they are in vogue. Influencers, community leaders, sheros, heros and theroes are modeling how to save lives when social distancing with a minimum of 6 feet between humans and sporting a mask. The Design Corps researchers, producers and designers continue to conduct research and publish research findings that inform personal protective equipment design and usability. The following sections should serve as a living document designed as a public service informing all constituents about the public health benefits of mask usage.
At the beginning of the pandemic we marshalled The Design Corps to manufacture inventive personal protection equipment (PPE). Using first-rate materials, an army of researchers, designers makers and creators, CDC requirements, 3D printers and sewing machines we have crafted personal protective equipment.
In New York City, our home city, Hispanic people are dying at the highest rate. Nearly 34 percent of the deaths in New York City are of Hispanic residents, who make up 29 percent of the population. Black New Yorkers, who represent about 22 percent of the city’s population, make up about 28 percent of the deaths. In Chicago, more than 70 percent of the deaths related to the coronavirus were among black residents, though black residents make up only a third of the city’s population. In Michigan, black residents make up just 14 percent of the population, but over 40 percent of the Covid-19 deaths.
We believe our communities deserve better and the design corps was made for this moment.
Here’s what DesignedByUs.org is doing about it:
Organized a COVID19 Design Corps, a global network of grassroots PPE Makers.
Launched #ProtectedWeRise Program Buy 1, We Donate 2
Launched #EssentialProfessionals Program For Business Buy 1, We Donate 2
Launched an open source PPE Donee Database
Developed local supply chains for manufacturing materials and PPE Donations.
The COVID19 Design Corps & Studio Program
Led by apprentices, volunteers and distinguished designers the Design Corp launched the 100 Million Mask Mayday studio program. The 100M Mask Mayday is a S.T.E.A.M.D. program that educates Corps members that are sheltering in place, how to design, manufacture, market and distribute high quality, sustainable personal protective equipment in a viable, social benefit business model. The studio program has expanded to include IoT, 3D Print & Sewing studios in Hawaii, New York, California and Texas.
If you are interested in joining the studio program as a mask maker:
Launched the Breathe3D brand of 3D Printed sustainable, respirator masks, filters and shields.
Fulfill PPE (mask, shield, filters and ventilator parts ) orders direct from home.
Receive payment for PPE you sell and fulfill. (See Program FAQs)
The PPE Marketplace: Store.DesignedByUs.org
The PPE Marketplace is designed for people to shop through a wide selection of high quality, sustainable, Personal Protective Equipment. When any person purchases 1 mask, shield of filter, we donate 2 to under served communities. The Marketplace enables Design Corps members to create, manufacture, sell, market and fulfill PPE orders.
All PPE inventory is certified to ensure that WHO and CDC protection sustainability requirements are met and exceeded. DesignedByUs.org reserves the right to reject PPE that does not meet the requirements outlined in the 100M Mask Mayday Design Brief.
The Design Corps launched #ProtectedWeRise and #EssentialProfessionals to enable people and businesses with an easy way to get protected and help save lives in LatinX, Black, LGBTQ+, Indigenous, Filipino, Indian, Asian, Women, Disabled, Aging and Veteran communities.
When any person purchases 1 mask, shield, filter or ventilator part, we donate 2 in the purchasers name to organizations listed below in our open source Donee database.
As cities and businesses re-open, the demand for sustainable, protective masks, face shields and filters increases. The Design Corps has launched, Essential Professionals Collection, a bulk buying and volume pricing program for Breathe 3D Masks, Replacement Filters and Face Shields. When any professional or business purchases 1 mask, shield, filter or ventilator part, we donate 2 in the purchasers name to organizations listed in the Donee Database.
The Open Source Donee Database
Working with Circle of Blue on Project Li DesignedByUs.org is using data to identify COVID-19 hotspots across the globe. Partnered with grassroots organizations in the COVID19 hotspots we have begun building a database of organizations who are in need of personal protective equipment.
Our operations, logistics and 3D print studios have launched a PPE request system that acts as an intake database of Healthcare and Public Health, Emergency Services, Food & Agriculture, Energy and Water, Transportation and Logistics, Government Operations and Community Based Functions, Industrial, Commercial and Residential organizations and small businesses who employ and serve the LatinX, Black, LGBTQ+, Indigenous, Filipino, Indian, Asian, Women, Disabled, Aging and Veteran communities.
When any person or business purchases 1 mask, shield, filter or ventilator part, we donate 2 in the purchasers name to organizations listed below:
This list updates once regional coordinators have obtained specific PPE location details
The PPE Donee Request System
If you or your community is in need of a PPE Donation, please use the PPE Request form to file an donee intake request. Once you have complete it triggers a notification to regional organizers who will contact you to verify data, shipping details and needs.
Make A Donation. Design The Difference.
If you're a philanthropist, giving individual, business or brand who is interested in supporting this program with a donation, contact us. We need 3D Printers, PLA+ and anti-microbial Filament, Sewing Machines, 100% Cotton Fabrics, Cotton Threads and 1/4 and 1/8 elastic.
Donate Media: We also need media donations to increase our reach.
Run, 15 & 30 second internet pre-roll, commercials and videos on your platform or channel.
Feature our #ProtectedWeRise or #EssentialProfessional program in your email campaigns
Include #ProtectedWeRise or #EssentialProfessional program PSA in your podcast or broadcasts.
Invite COVID19 Design Corps Distinguished Designers on to your broadcast.
Donate Social Capital: Use your social media following to get the word out about the #100MMaskMayday Studio Program and PPE Marketplace. We have made it simple. Copy, paste, tweet, post and share:
#ProtectedWeRise: Help us reach our 100M Mask goal. Purchase 1 Mask, @DesignedBy_Us donates 2. https://rb.gy/jgy76p | #PPE #DesignCorps #100MMaskMayday #LearnThroughMaking #Masks4All
Protect #EssentialProfessionals! Help us reach our goal. Purchase 1 Mask, @DesignedBy_Us donates 2. https://rb.gy/jgy76p | #PPE #DesignCorps #100MMaskMayday #LearnThroughMaking #Masks4All
Celebrate & Protect Your Local #EssentialProfessionals! Purchase 1 Mask, @DesignedBy_Us donates 2. https://rb.gy/jgy76p | #PPE #DesignCorps #100MMaskMayday #LearnThroughMaking #Masks4All
We believe everyone deserves protection. Help us reach our 100M Mask goal. Purchase 1 Mask, @DesignedBy_Us donates 2. https://rb.gy/jgy76p | #PPE #DesignCorps #100MMaskMayday #LearnThroughMaking #Masks4All
Support the @DesignedBy_Us #100MMaskMayday Studio Program. Equal the playing field for diverse inventors. Make a donation Today https://rb.gy/ztaitc | #PPEShortage #DesignCorps #100MMaskMayday #LearnThroughMaking #Masks4All
Help @DesignedBy_Us power under represented communities working in #STEAMD Studio Programs like the #100MMaskMayday. Make a donation today https://rb.gy/ipejgx | #PPEShortage #DesignCorps #100MMaskMayday #LearnThroughMaking #Masks4All
I stand with @DesignedBy_Us and underrepresented communities working on the #100MMaskMayday #STEAMD Studio Program. Stand with us, make a donation today https://rb.gy/ipejgx | #PPEShortage #DesignCorps #100MMaskMayday #LearnThroughMaking #Masks4All
#100MMaskMayday 😷 We Need Your Help! Donate equipment, materials, media or money to the #100MMaskMayday #STEAMD Studio Program. Join our fight and make a donation today https://rb.gy/ipejgx | #PPEShortage #DesignCorps #LearnThroughMaking #Masks4All
Beginning October 1, 2020 Designed By Us Distinguished Designers will begin delivering masterclasses in the fields of business, design and creativity.
This curriculum will offer students access to tutorials and lectures live and pre-recorded by experts in various fields of Science, Tech, Engineering, Arts, Math and Design.
DesignedByUs.org has begun production of the online classes with renowned leaders in their respective fields. Each class has video lessons, exercises, workbooks, and interview sessions with the instructor. These immersive courses are designed for the learner, get the right information at the right time. Concepts build on one another.
The DesignedByUs.org Studio MasterClass will have all-access pass that will cost $99 per year or $15 per month. All-access means you can watch any class, with no limitations. If you want only one class, courses will sell for $49 each.
Bot & Voice Design Masterclass
Distinguished Designer, Joanna Peña-Bickley, teaches her approach to bot & voice design. In this masterclass Joanna moves you through the 101 of Bot & Voice Design to accelerates your problem solving skills and ability to create bot applications and voice skills on multiple platforms like Facebook Messenger, SMS, Web and Amazon's Alexa. Sign up for this masterclass
The Distinguished Designers in the Design Corps have marshaled the resources from the from across the world to produce quality PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) like face masks. After launching the #MillionMaskMayday design brief and patterns using World Health Organization (WTO) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) specified materials and assembly standards, the Design Corps began designing masks because we believe everyone deserves protection from COVID-19
From a moment to a movement, Joanna Peña-Bickley, launches the future of creativity & design at the 3% Conference. Enter DesignedByUs.org.
At the nascent stages of the 4th industrial revolution, do you have the dream, skills, path and sponsors to transform your career from an industrious creative to an industrialist market maker in the new connected era?
Join Joanna Peña-Bickley, Head of Research & Design, Alexa Devices at Amazon, shares her journey and inspires us with pearls of wisdom in a tenacious talk about curiosity, passion, invention, ethics and her quest to solve big audacious systemic problems with a simple question: What If?
This bot & voice design masterclass takes you through the 101 of Bot & Voice Design to accelerates your ability to create bot applications and voice skills on multiple platforms like Facebook Messenger, SMS, Web and Amazon's Alexa.
Plug in, turn on and tune in to our community of a audacious designers, creators and makers.
When you make a donation, you are supporting the Studio Programs, Scholarships and The Design Corps, a diverse community of changemakers who deliver design, engineering & creative solutions that make the world work for 100% of humanity.