There are few more intimate discussions than that about whether to have a child; and few more momentous outcomes for individuals than when this question is not considered, and the baby arrives anyway. So why is this such a difficult issue? Almost half of conceptions are unexpected, or even actively unwanted. Yet knowledge about how to avoid pregnancy is easily available.
The concept of frugal innovation has been used by the journal Business Standard to describe ‘low-cost but cutting-edge’ technology in areas as diverse as aviation, healthcare, transportation and energy.
The term has also been defined as an approach to innovation characterised by very careful, insightful and economical use of resources, both human and material (see Re Vica on educational applications).
So can we use this idea in other social and public services as well?
The idea behind this website (amsc) would suggest that frugal innovation is a useful technique. Are there further examples of how this can be applied?