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Measured: London

Gill Wildman, of Plot London came to New York to participate in our Measured Summit last January, and we got to talking about the high level of interest in her home town for measuring the impact of social design. We went there, and hosted a “brilliant” British evening. Gill led, Jesper Christiansen was there and…

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Doug Powell

Doug Powell, IBM talks about designing at scale. Watch it here.

Sundaa Bridgett-Jones

Sundaa Bridgett-Jones, Rockefeller Foundation talks about the resilience and future of cities. Watch it here.

Rosanne Haggerty

Rosanne Haggerty, Community Solutions talks about a measured approach to solving homelessness. Watch it here.

Marc Brackett

Marc Brackett, at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence shows us how emotional health is measured. Watch it here.

How Do We Really Know How Effective We Are?

In my last post, I wrote about the strong conviction that a growing number of funders, practitioners, evaluators and designers have – that social design is the most effective method for developing new systems, programs, services and interactions that will solve the major challenges of humanity. I also mentioned that we don’t yet have a concrete or evidence-based way to measure the difference it makes.

Anne LaFond

Anne LaFond, of John Snow, Inc. is tracking design’s influence in the field. Watch it here.

Evan Thomas and Zoé Bezpalko

Evan Thomas, SWEETLab and Zoé Bezpalko, Autodesk Foundation, on researching product design’s role in social change. Watch it here.

Designing a Way to Measure the Impact of Design

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.

Jake Porway

Jake Porway, DataKind founder, on the future of design and big data. Watch it here.

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