A group of diverse funders, business leaders, and practitioners are looking to quantify the potential of social design—the application of design methodologies to solutions for complex human problems—to improve lives.
Design Thinking Innovations in solution-based design techniques that address social problems
The social sector needs to take greater advantage of the behavioral sciences when developing programs and services.
The rise of behavioral science and impact evaluation has created a new way for engineering programs and human interactions.
A growing number of organizations are experimenting with ways to embed learning in everyday encounters as a way to connect with hard-to-reach youth and adults.
Universities play a critical role in producing social impact leaders committed to the public good and prepared to confront the challenges of an uncertain world.
Iterative design methods are essential to development work—even (or especially) in regions marked by war and violence.
A closer look at what characterizes an innovation lab can help practitioners, funders, and scholars better understand what labs’ potential and limits might be, as well as better assess the social impact that comes out of the them.
The 100Kin10 effort to increase the number of STEM teachers in America’s classrooms offers insights into an emerging model for social change.
How can the public sector create a culture that's friendly to human-centered design?
A dialogue about how nonprofits can do a better job integrating design thinking into their work.
This unique two-part 180-minutes e-certification program offers you basic to advanced training in human-centered design and systems thinking through activities, illustrative examples, and case studies. This is produced in conjunction with Stanford d.School’s Designing for Social Systems (DSS) Program.Access this webinar
Universities should redesign their core functions while also courting emerging and underserved markets.
Creative leaders and innovators are thinking about design thinking in more mature ways. Moving away from a sole emphasis on language and learning, they are increasingly focusing on questions of application, ownership, and impact.
Wicked Problems explores characteristics of and approaches to today's most complex social issues.