Kenya Blog Archives - Modern Edge

Making A Difference

“You always expect it to be very different and it never is,” says Austen Angell, president of Modern Edge, a Portland, Oregon design firm. “The people are always the same….

Read More

Mayor Sam Adams Enjoys a HydroPack

Portland, Oregon mayor Sam Adams met with Eastman’s representatives and, among other topics, discussed the HydroPack as part of a disaster readiness plan. He loved the HydroPack and is interested…

Read More

Photos from Overseas

Christmas arrived nine days early for Austen Angell and Joel Newman of the Portland, Oregon design firm, Modern Edge. That’s when Austen and Joel first saw photos of Austin Joel…

Read More

A Different Kind of Project

Eastman’s Innovation Lab is featuring an ongoing series of videos on the HydroPack project, in collaboration with Hydration Technology Innovation and Modern Edge. Click here to see the whole series.

Read More

Hydropack lecture draws Chicago design community

Collaborators on the ‘Hydropack’, C. Austen Angell of Modern Edge and Gaylon White of Eastman Chemical presented a revolutionary new product concept. With the Hydropack, designed for humanitarian relief, they embarked on extensive…

Read More

Design through Empathy

We’re on day three of the usage pilot and rapid ethnography study for disaster relief in western Kenya. We’re exploring a variety of usage and acceptance metrics regarding the HTI HydroPack…

Read More

Prepping for Research Trip in Kenya

The Modern Edge team is busy preparing for our trip to Africa tomorrow.  We’re heading to Bumala, Kenya with HTI and Eastman for the world pilot program of the HydroPack,…

Read More

Design for a Better World

Our team was in Eastern Kenya this past week working on logistics for a disaster relief project. Stay tuned for more information…

Read More
Ready to work with us? Get your project started now. Contact Us!