We have been working with this taxonomy of product design areas for a while and find it useful. We invite comments and additions, and an open challenge to identify products that won't fit in one of the areas below.
Below our Taxonomy list are additional resource lists that we have found helpful, including Bruce Mau's "Massive Change" Design Economies.
Digital Earth Taxonomy
INDEX of PRODUCT AREAS:
ESSENTIALS-- products and processes for human survival
politics — system of government; Aristotle: dealing with the structure, organization and administration of the city-state.
Massive Change Design Economies
Wealth and Politics
In one hour the Sun gives the Earth more energy than is used annually by our global population. Some of the poorest regions of the world receive the highest quality solar income. Distributed energy production = economic and political autonomy… peace is possible where sovereignty exists.
Two billion people live without the benefits of electricity.