9/22/2022 Fall ’22 Designer in Residence: Karen Proctor, Improv Lab


The Next Evolution of the Measured Summit

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…

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Since the Measured Summit in NYC this past January, we took the conversation to London, launched Volume 2 of The Understatement (all about Measured), and are working on an online resource, The Measured Manual. Please visit the newly launched for the latest news, videos, photos and articles, all in one place.

The Understatement, Vol. 2

Welcome to Volume Two of the understatement, filled with some things we learned at the Measured Summit in New York City last January. We brought together leaders and practitioners from business, the social sector (non-profits and NGOs), foundations, technology firms, measurement experts and designers to address the question of how we can measure the effectiveness…

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Measuring Impact: Our Thoughts and Exploration

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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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.

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.

On The Radio: Interviews with Measured Speakers and Provocateurs

In the midst of the crowded SVA theater, Denver Frederick, host of the radio show The Business of Giving (@BizofGive) on New York’s WNYM-AM (970) managed to interview a number of the participants.  Hear for yourself at the links below. Laurie Leitch Cheryl Heller Maggie Breslin Jonathan McKay Doug Powell

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Last Tuesday, two hundred and fifty people gathered at the SVA theater in New York to begin the conversation about measuring the impact of social design on health. It was informative, exciting, energized. And it wasn’t enough. We knew it would be only a beginning. In the weeks to come, we will be creating a…

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An Interview with Measured Summit Organizer Cheryl Heller

A quick download of “The Measured Summit: Measuring the Impact of Social Design on Human Health,” happening next Tuesday, January 24th, in NYC. What is the Summit? Why is it happening? Who will be there? Our interview with the Summit’s lead organizer, Cheryl Heller, will help you get queued in to what’s going on.

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