We left the Measured Summit last January promising we’d continue the conversation we began there, about how to measure the effect that social design has on human health. Since then, we published videos, launched the second edition of our online journal, The Understatement, filled with an overview of what we learned and articles by our speakers and hosted an event in London with our friend Gill Wildman.
After spending the months between then and now doing research with a number of potential users, on August 17th, our advisory group gathered at DSI to scope and frame an online resource we plan to build, filled with useful information, annotated cases, tools and templates relevant to anyone looking to measure social design’s influence and impact. With us were: Tracy Johnson, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Anne LaFond, JSI; Joan Barlow, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Jonathan McKay, Praekelt; Maggie Breslin, The Patient Revolution; Nancye Green, The Medicines Company, Rosanne Haggerty, Community Solutions; Michelle Risinger, Pact and Caroline McAndrews, DSI Alum.
Our next step is to develop some model cases, and develop a fuller overview of what we plan to make. Please stay tuned.