Social Change

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A Toilet in Every Home

Most rural Cambodians do not have a latrine. They do their business in bushes, rice fields, and water bodies. It’s called open defecation and it contributes to 10,000 child deaths each year in Cambodia.

Providing expensive subsidies to build latrines has not resulted in lasting solutions. But iDE’s approach, which ignites the power of markets, has led to unprecedented growth in the number of people using latrines in Cambodia.

Want to Fight Inequality? Forget Design Thinking.

In the days after a police officer shot Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, August 9, 2014, Antionette Carroll watched as her hometown erupted in protest. For weeks, hundreds of people showed up to the suburb of St. Louis to demonstrate opposite police in riot gear. Behind the scenes, community leaders and groups met to discuss the implications of recent events on a city deeply divided along racial lines, and to decide what to do next.

A new way to tackle social and policy issues

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.

Design for Good is an ethos to use problem-solving and design thinking towards social change.

AIGA Design for Good highlights opportunities of engagement for designers to build their practice, expand their network, and have hands-on leadership opportunities. Design for Good recognizes the wide range of designers’ work and hands-on leadership and professional development opportunities, which benefit the world, our country, and our communities.