I am seeing lot of #Impact examples where #affordability to end user is missing. I made this note for myself:
“What is #Frugal can be #Impactful but an #Impact solution isn’t necessarily a #Frugal Solution.”
My definition of Frugal = Quality, Accessible, Sustainable & Affordable.
The comment I have heard from a Finnish colleague is “This might not be a top priority for a typical Finnish engineer or technological solution, i.e. being tech-centric as opposed to user-centric. I suppose the point-of-view depends what target market a product or service is being designed for. Personally I understand an impactful product or service to be either affordable for the end user or otherwise accessible (paid for my someone else), because what impact is there if the product or service does not reach its intended users?”
But isn’t it so that because even if we think of a developed country market..eg: Finland:
Also I read that a growing number of Finns financial difficulty is now at record levels. 372,000 people had problems paying the bills in April 2016 (Turun Sanomat May 30, 2016).
So with these in mind how can we push the conversation in this country that actually “Frugal” solutions are needed here as well, not just in some distant faraway Africa or Asia.