All posts by Eleanor Greene

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SecondMuse Honored with 2016 Core77 Design Award Recognition

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Connecting with communities, understanding challenges, and engaging to create solutions is integral to our projects at SecondMuse, including our work with Internet Freedom. We’re so proud to announce that on June 1, our Internet Freedom Needfinding Framework, which uses human-centered design to make an impact on a local level, was honored by the Core77 Design Awards. The Needfinding Framework was named a runner-up in the Strategy and Research Category of the awards and joins a diverse…

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Motivation by Love, Reward by Impact: Meet Heidi Hamlow

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Heidi Hamlow is the wearer of many hats at SecondMuse, as she works on finance and accounting, human resources, business development proposals, operations and project work such as in-depth research and writing reports. Before coming to SecondMuse, where she has been for nearly four years, Heidi had several years experience in business management and community building and has an educational background in natural sciences and education. 1) You’re passionate about the outdoors and have a…

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How Robots Are #RethinkingResponse

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One of SecondMuse’s ongoing open innovation challenges is The Pacific Humanitarian Challenge.  PHC is seeking innovative ways to prepare and respond to natural disasters in the Pacific. As the February 7, 2016 application deadline approaches, Patrick Meier, author of Digital Humanitarians, and a leading thinker in humanitarian technology and innovation, shares his thoughts about innovation in this space. 1. Your book, Digital Humanitarians, looks at how big data is changing the face of humanitarian response….

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Turning Maker Dreams into Reality with Free Business Workshops

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SecondMuse has been working with the New York City Economic Development Corporation on a community-sourced incubator and will be tweeting under a new name — NOT going away. Next Top Makers is now part of Futureworks NYC,  a network of programs, services, and spaces to support the growth of New York City’s advanced manufacturing ecosystem from NYCEDC. The new Twitter handle is @FutureWorksNYC. In its third year, Next Top Makers is launching a five-month workshop…

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Meet NASA’s Datanauts

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On Tuesday, December 8, the Datanaut Founding Class gathered together at NASA Headquarters in Washington, D.C. to debrief progress over the last six months. This group is made up of women who were chosen by NASA as thought leaders who could spearhead and support the program in years to come. During the day, we talked about how to use NASA’s vast amounts of data to change their communities, educate students, or create data solutions that…

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