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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….

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A Learning and Humbling Experience

Another video about our project in Kenya with HTI and Eastman Chemical. Austen Angell speaks about the difficulties in cross-cultural instructions and language barriers. “We’re using the English language, as…

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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…

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