Evaluating the Impact of Social Design
On January 24, 2017, DSI and its partner Worldstudio will host the first annual Measured Symposium at the SVA Beatrice Theater, and launch an ongoing effort to quantify design’s effectiveness as a methodology for social change. We’ll have much more information to follow, but please read more below, save the date and sign up to receive updates.
The social design process – human centered design principles, methods and tools – is being used by a growing number of funders, designers and social sector practitioners as an approach to solving complex social problems. Significant resources are being invested, and an enormous buzz has emerged about design’s potential for increasing impact, yet no comprehensive effort has been undertaken to document, measure or analyze its benefits.
The Measured Symposium will bring together leaders and practitioners from business, the social sector, foundations, technology and design to address this issue, investigating the needs and establishing the practice of monitoring and evaluating how the design process contributes to social impact programs.
Over the course of a day-and-a-half, the 2017 inaugural Measured Symposium will focus on measuring the impact of design on health.
See more at measured.design