Social Innovation Is the Future

Human-centred design is the way of the future. With so much information at our fingertips, how can we use our growing knowledge to implement lasting, meaningful change? Designing for social innovation will help move us toward brainstorming innovative solutions to solve pressing social issues.

IDEO continues to take the world by storm with its brilliance in human-centred design.

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Design Kit is IDEO.org’s platform to learn human-centered design, a creative approach to solving the world’s most difficult problems.

How might we engage in human-centred design to redefine Canada’s homeless shelters?

This Building Is Redefining What A Homeless Shelter Means | Co.Design

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From the outside, Eva’s Phoenix-a new teen homeless shelter in downtown Toronto’s Fashion District-looks like a classic Art Deco brick warehouse. But inside, it’s organized like its own city, complete with a main street, townhouses, common “squares,” and more.

Human-centred design has the capacity to save lives.

This On-Demand Taxi Service Is Saving Expectant Mothers’ Lives In Tanzania

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In northern Tanzania, where distances between villages are vast, and less than a dozen ambulances service about 2 million people, being pregnant can be a death sentence. High-risk expectant mothers regularly fail to get medical attention because they can’t get to a hospital in time.

Being conscious of your surroundings and the people around you will open your eyes to potential possibilities for social innovation. People don’t always know what they want; innovators are the ones who are tasked with finding that out.

“If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.”

– Henry Ford

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