The partnership between design and business has accustomed us to involving design before every major decision and strategy. But when it comes to making decisions that affect people in need, design still lacks a seat at the table.
Social issues always pivot on certain choices, and design can do so much to inform those moments—whether it’s how public schools serve lunch, how juveniles are released from detention centers, or how adolescents are expected to find condoms. Knowing design’s potential, George believes that design should be involved before every major decision that affects the lives of people in need.
Change expectations for the role of design by sharing examples of design work completed in the social sector
Individuals and organizations interested in learning more about social innovation
Five things audience members will learn
- Learn to expect more from the design discipline
- Learn to spot opportunities for human-centered design in the social sector
- Learn to question how conventional design businesses are run
- Learn tangible examples of social innovation
- Learn what social innovation is and how design thinking and human-centered design play their part