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DESIGN AND SOCIAL IMPACT, COOPER HEWITT

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Design and Social Impact: A cross-sectoral agenda for design education, research and practice chronicles the 2012 Social Impact Design Summit which brought together a diverse group of leading practitioners and educators explored the gaps, challenges, strategies to advance the burgeoning field of socially responsible design. Organized by Cooper Hewitt, The Lemelson Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts, with support from the Surdna Foundation, the day-long event was held at The Rockefeller Foundation offices in New York.

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COLLECTIVE ACTION TOOLKIT, FROG

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Part of frog’s commitment to social impact, CAT is a set of activities and methods to enable groups of people anywhere to organize, collaborate, and create solutions for problems impacting their community.

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DEVELOPMENT IMPACT AND YOU TOOLKIT

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The DIY Toolkit has been especially designed for development practitioners to invent, adopt or adapt ideas that can deliver better results.

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THE FIELD GUIDE TO HUMAN-CENTERED DESIGN / MANIFESTING A CALL TO ACTION FOR SOCIAL IMPACT IN DESIGN

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A step-by-step guide that will get you solving problems like a designer.

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Design for Social Impact Workbook and Toolkit for The Rockefeller Foundation by IDEO

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These are two books, which were launched at a symposium of design for social impact, hosted at the offices of the Rockefeller Foundation and attended by 50 people from various foundations, NGOs, consulting firms, and design firms. The main book, Design for Social Impact: A How-To Guide, summarizes the bulk of IDEO’s learnings and presents them as an invitation to the design industry to participate in the initiative. In addition to the design principles and modes of engagement developed by IDEO, the book includes case studies and prompts to inspire continued learning and involvement. The second book, Design for Social Impact: Workbook, comprises a series of worksheets grouped by goals, tools, and plans to help design firms clarify their intentions, starting point, and action items as they build a portfolio of social impact projects.

THE SOCIAL DESIGN METHODS MENU by Lucy Kimbell and Joe Julier

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This document summarises the main approaches and methods developed over several years through teaching and supporting managers and entrepreneurs. It is something to read and something to use. It provides an introduction and manual for those looking for a new way to tackle social and policy issues, such as caring for the elderly or reducing worklessness among young people. plans to help design firms clarify their intentions, starting point, and action items as they build a portfolio of social impact projects.

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