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Human Centered Design

Ending Poverty: There's an App for That!

Suzanne Skees | Posted 06.30.2015 | Impact
Suzanne Skees

Building on their legacy of leading-edge ideas, Grameen Foundation has evolved from funding microfinance to designing disruptive solutions to the kind of poverty that's most challenging to reach, in remote rural areas, and to the poorest of the poor.

Designing for a Human-Centered Community

Chloe Sharfin | Posted 05.19.2015 | Impact
Chloe Sharfin

I was recently blind for five minutes and felt as though my eyes had never been more open. I didn't have some freak accident or momentary medical issue; I was participating in a mini human-centered design challenge.

Four Top Take-Aways From New Profit's Gathering of Leaders 2015

Carla Javits | Posted 06.29.2015 | Impact
Carla Javits

With a divided government, a fragmented social sector, and a business community focused primarily on profitability, we have been faced with some ha...

Social Good Organizations: Don't Be Fooled By Solutions That Don't Solve Problems

T.J. Cook | Posted 02.18.2015 | Impact
T.J. Cook

Everyone loves coming up with solutions that make positive change in the world, but sometimes they are a mirage. You come up with a solution and drive toward it like a sparkling lake in the desert, only to find it evaporate as you close in on the actual problem that needs solving.

How One Man Turned a Municipal Police Department Into an Agile Software Company

Rich Nadworny | Posted 02.02.2015 | Technology
Rich Nadworny

In the middle of this, Burlington Police Chief Mike Schirling asked a critical question: What if we built this ourselves, based on our own needs and experience?

5 Steps for Developing Winning Moves (for Athletes and Entrepreneurs)

Tim Morehouse | Posted 01.04.2015 | Business
Tim Morehouse

In my Tedx Talk, Embracing Your Awkward Moves, I shared how I went from a Division III athlete to an Olympic Silver medalist in fencing by developing unconventional moves.

Kaya Kwento

Mikaela Reyes | Posted 12.31.2014 | Impact
Mikaela Reyes

When my friends come to me screaming, "I have kwento!" in the most Taglish accents they can muster, I always feel a jolt of excitement run through me. I approach them, eyes wide, ears open, ready to listen to their story.

The Double Edged Sword of Start-Up Weekends

Mikaela Reyes | Posted 12.02.2014 | Business
Mikaela Reyes

After recently joining my first Start-Up weekend, I realized how the "start a company in 54-hours" format wasn't as appealing to me as I thought it wo...

A Design Thinking Retrospective: How History's Biggest Mishaps Could Have Been Averted

Patricia Morizio | Posted 10.30.2013 | Technology
Patricia Morizio

Design thinking, also known as human-centered design, has been the hot topic as of late, at least among the forward-thinking tech and business scenes.