Designers have traditionally focused on enhancing the look and functionality of products. Recently, they have begun using design techniques to tackle more complex problems, such as finding ways to provide low-cost healthcare throughout the world. Businesses were the first to embrace this new approach—called design thinking—and nonprofits are beginning to adopt it too. // A repost from the Stanford Social Innovation Review.
How often do those of us in the social sector fear change? We spend years building services and programs that we feel make a significant difference in the lives of others. And then we continue doing those same services year after year after year. Perhaps it’s time to get creative and try something new. The United Way Hub for Social Innovation is your opportunity to do just that.