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Social Enterprise


12.19.13: Liz Gerber

The Trifecta of Feedback
The value of feedback and a proposal for the best ways to receive it.
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12.17.13: John Thackara

Ecuador, Open Knowledge, and ‘Buen Vivir’: Interview With Michel Bauwens
John Thackara interviews Michel Bauwens, founder of the P2P Foundation, is to lead a strategic policy project for Ecuador’s government called Free/Libre Open Knowledge (FLOK), also known as the social knowledge economy project.
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11.12.13: Paul Polak and Mal Warwick

How to Solve India’s Poverty Crisis
A new look at how to end poverty in India.
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11.08.13: William Drenttel and Michael Mossoba

Winterhouse Fourth Symposium on Design Education and Social Change: Final Report
An review of the Winterhouse Fourth Symposium on Design Education and Social Change.
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10.07.13: Andrew Shea

Shaping Design Education at LEAP Symposium
A review by Andrew Shea of the recent, September 19-24, 2013, LEAP symposium at Art Center College of Design.
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09.11.12: Scott Boylston

Designing Design into Society
A report on the Design Ethos 2012 DO-ference.
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03.20.12: William Drenttel

Designing for Social Change
Designing for Social Change is a toolkit of strategies, case studies, and stories, offering new opportunities for approaching social design in our communities.
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10.27.11: Courtney Drake & Deirdre Cerminaro with William Drenttel

Design and the Social Sector: An Annotated Bibliography
This bibiography surveys the literature of social design — the spectrum from design process and thinking to the zones of social innovation.
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10.25.11: William Drenttel

Winterhouse First Symposium on Design Education and Social Change: Program Description
This symposium, sponsored by the Winterhouse Institute, was held October 17-19 2010 in Falls Village, Connecticut. This was the initial information shared with participants.
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10.25.11: William Drenttel

Winterhouse Second Symposium on Design Education and Social Change: Participants
The Winterhouse Second Symposium on Design Education and Social Change, was held August 14-16, 2011 in Falls Village, Connecticut.
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10.25.11: William Drenttel

Winterhouse Second Symposium on Design Education and Social Change: Program Description
The original program description for the Winterhouse Institute symposium at the Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Connecticut, August 2011 on social design in education.
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10.24.11: William Drenttel and Julie Lasky

Winterhouse Second Symposium on Design Education and Social Change: Final Report
The final report from a symposium held in Connecticut, August 2011, where 28 participants from a variety of design and education programs discussed the challenges of social change initiatives within their schools, museums and programs.
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06.21.11: Ernest Beck

San+Co
A pilot project developed for India provides santiation and electricity in a single venture.
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04.27.11: Ernest Beck

Benefit Corporations
The B Corp designation ensures that companies adhere to triple-bottom-line standards.
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04.07.11: Maria Popova

Coffee Common

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02.10.11: Ernest Beck

GlobalTap Update
GlobalTap water station update.
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01.20.11: Edited by Julie Lasky

Social Design in Three Dimensions: Four Examples
A business-school case study inspires MFA design students.
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12.23.10: Maria Popova

Rise of the Micro-Medici
On the value of microfunding creative ideas that stem from a single mind.
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12.14.10: Constantin Boym

Out of Sight: Qatari Workers' Housing
Constantin Boym reports on efforts to improve the living conditions of Qatar's migrant workers.
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11.12.10: Renna Al-Yassini

Roudha Center
Report on Roudha Center, a proposal for a one-stop hub for Qatari women to learn the nuts and bolts of launching a business
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11.11.10: Willam Drenttel and Julie Lasky

Winterhouse First Symposium on Design Education and Social Change: Final Report
The final report from a symposium held in Connecticut, October 17–19, 2010, where 13 educators from a variety of design and business programs discussed the challenges and objectives of social-change initiatives within their schools and universities.
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10.15.10: William Drenttel

Winterhouse First Symposium on Design Education and Social Change: Participant Case Studies
Participants of Winterhouse Symposium on Design Education and Social Change, October 17-19, 2010, each contributed case studies of a class, project or program that bridges design and social innovation.
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10.15.10: William Drenttel

Winterhouse First Symposium on Design Education and Social Change: Participants
This outlines the participants of the Winterhouse Symposium on Design Education and Social Change, which was held October 17-19 2011, in Falls Village CT.
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10.11.10: Ernest Beck

Safe Agua
The first collaboration between Designmatters at Art Center College of Design and Chile’s Un Techo para mi País creates fresh ideas for water usage in a Santiago slum.
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09.25.10: Aspen Editors

Aspen Design Summit: Update 09.25.10
Dateline Aspen. An on-going report on progress on the six projects developed at the Aspen Design Summit in November 2009.
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08.23.10: William Drenttel

Case Study Use: Teaching History and Notes for Educators
A record of where case studies in Design and Social Enterprise series from Yale School of Management have been used or taught.
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08.23.10: Ernest Beck

SELCO: Case Study Synopsis & Teaching Objectives

This case study about SELCO, a solar energy company in India, provides an opportunity to examine the strategy of a business with a social purpose and a heavy reliance on innovative design.


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08.23.10: Ernest Beck

Design and Social Enterprise: A New Model for Case Studies
Not many business school case studies have considered the role of design in social innovation or social enterprise management. Yale School of Management, in collaboration with Winterhouse Institute, has created a series focusing on Design and Social Enterprise, funded by the Rockefeller Foundation.
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08.10.10: Ernest Beck

Ripple Effect Update

Update on the Ripple Effect initiative launched by IDEO, Gates Foundation and Acumen Fund to distribute fresh water in the developing world. Originally published July 30, 2009.


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08.03.10: William Drenttel, Julie Lasky

Reasons Not to Be Pretty: Symposium on Design, Social Change and the “Museum”
In April 2010, 22 designers, historians, curators, educators and journalists met at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center in Italy to discuss the museum’s potential role in relation to design for social change. This is a report on their conversation.
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07.15.10: Robert Fabricant

In Defense of Design Imperialism
Weighing in on a controversy, frog design's Robert Fabricant supports global design interventions.
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06.23.10: William Underhill

D-Rev Blue Star Jaundice Treatment
Report on Blue Star, D-Rev's affordable jaundice treatment for newborn babies in the developing world.
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06.17.10: Krista Donaldson

The Real Cost of Free
Do you give the poor farmer a pump if you know it will transform her crops and move her family from just scraping by into the middle class? It’s hard to say no, isn’t it? But you should.
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06.10.10: Ernest Beck

Catapult Design: How to Run a Design Firm for Social Change
Catapult Design’s nonprofit model offers a new way to think about how designers can engage social innovation projects.
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03.10.10: Kaomi Goetz

Kopernik
Report on Kopernik, a new website for funding technology to assist populations in the developing world.
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02.17.10: Jessica Helfand

Better Living Through Artistry
SEWA, a cooperative textile manufacturing company in Ahmedebad, India, is a network of self-employed women.
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02.08.10: Meena Kadri

Finding Innovation in Every Corner

Interview with management expert Anil Gupta, who seeks to reduce poverty by finding, broadcasting and nurturing examples of innovation among India's poor.


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11.30.09: Aspen Editors

Aspen Design Summit Report: UNICEF Menstruation Challenge
At the Aspen Design Summit November 11–14, 2009, sponsored by AIGA and Winterhouse Institute, the UNICEF Menstruation Challenge Project proposed an “eco-system” whereby sanitary pads became a linchpin for local economic growth, for educational programs about health and hygiene and for research into materials that could be adapted to other countries.
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11.24.09: Aspen Editors

Aspen Design Summit Report: Sustainable Food and Childhood Obesity
At the Aspen Design Summit November 11–14, 2009, sponsored by AIGA and Winterhouse Institute, the Sustainable Food Project focused on accelerating the shift from a global, abstract food system to a regional, real food system via a robust portfolio of activities — including a grand challenge and a series of youth-engagement programs.
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11.23.09: Aspen Editors

Aspen Design Summit Report: CDC and Healthy Aging
At the Aspen Design Summit November 11–14, 2009, sponsored by AIGA and Winterhouse Institute, the CDC Healthy Aging Project began with the initial premise to enhance the ability of public health entities to determine whether adults 50 and over have received recommended preventive health services. The Project developed a “5 over 50” concept and brand name, and a new goal: to double the current number of people who are “up to date” with these preventive measures.
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11.23.09: Aspen Editors

Aspen Design Summit Report: Hale County Rural Poverty Project
At the Aspen Design Summit November 11–14, 2009, sponsored by AIGA and Winterhouse Institute, the Hale County Rural Poverty Project conceived of a socio-economic model of resource allocation through an online platform for accelerated regional development in the Black Belt counties of rural Alabama.
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11.23.09: Aspen Editors

Aspen Design Summit: Participants
The Aspen Design Summit, November 11-14, 2009, sponsored by AIGA and Winterhouse Institute, involved 64 participants — designers, experts, researchers, educators, and representatives of NGOs, foundations and businesses. This the complete attendee list of participants.
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11.20.09: Aspen Editors

Aspen Design Summit: Initial Report
Initial report on the 2009 Aspen Design Summit, sponsored by AIGA and Winterhouse Institute.
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10.30.09: Julie Lasky

88Bikes
Report on a foundation that distributes bicycles to children in the developing world.
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09.28.09: Jane Margolies

Skin
Report on maternity clothes made in Colombia with local labor. (No seamstresses under the age of 50 need apply.)
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09.09.09:

Kiva
Report on Kiva, the pioneering microfinance site, which won a 2009 INDEX award for humanitarian design.
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09.03.09: Allison Arieff

WeCommune
WeCommune offers a technology platform for people who want to share resources and build community within particular subcultures.
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08.20.09: Ernest Beck

PACT Underwear
Report on PACT, an underwear company that embraces green manufacturing and donates a portion of its revenue to nonprofits.
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07.30.09: Julie Lasky

When Worlds Collide
Report on TEDGlobal 2009, held July 21–24 in Oxford, England.
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07.18.09: Ernest Beck

Ripple Effect

IDEO launched Ripple Effect in India to help communities with the arduous process of transporting water.


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