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‘What Obama Is Learning from Facebook, Google and IDEO’
In “What the Obama Administration Is Learning from Facebook, Google, and Ideo,” reporter Eliot Van Buskirk chronicles the recent efforts of John Berry, the head of the Office of Personnel Management for Barack Obama. Berry, tasked by the President to make government work “cool again,” visited IDEO and found what he called “phenomenal people, outside-the-box thinking, [and] creative approaches to how they manage people.”
How We Might Put People at the Center of Innovation
IDEO’s Jocelyn Wyatt writes for the Innovation in Evaluation blog this week. Her post “How Might We Put People at the Center of Evaluation?” discusses IDEO’s work with International Development Enterprises (IDE) in Ethiopia and VisionSpring in India.
Design’s Odd Couple
“Design’s Odd Couple” by IDEO’s James Moed and Fran Samalionis was recently published in Touchpoint, the new journal of the Service Design Network. In the article, Moed (a business strategist) and Samalionis (a service designer) explore their contrasting experiences with the people and places around them.
IDEO at Social Capital Markets 2009
San Francisco, CA
On September 1, IDEO’s Sally Madsen will be presenting at the Social Capital Markets conference for a panel titled “Disruptive innovation: Three successful approaches to scaling impact.” She will be representing the Ripple Effect project with Acumen Fund.
Patrice Martin and Jocelyn Wyatt will lead a workshop with SustainAbility on the “Future of Corporate Capitalism: Connecting Money with Meaning and the Leadership Imperative of Corporations” at the BeDo Intrapreneurs event.
On September 2, Doug Solomon speaks on the panel “ICT4 Who? Helping Specific Groups Using Tech for Impact.” Aaron Sklar and Tatyana Mamut will lead a session titled “Human Centered Evaluation.”
IDEO Partners With The Design for Giving School Contest
The Design for Giving Contest is motivating schools across India to reimagine the act of giving. Taking place from August 15th to Oct 15th, the contest involves more than 30,000 schools across India. School children will design and implement solutions to help people in need. The goal of this movement is to help children realize that they can “be the change” they want to see in the world.
The Design for Giving Contest is part of the “Joy of Giving” week and is organized by the Riverside School, Ahmedabad and GiveIndia. Knowledge partners include Stanford’s d.school and IDEO.
Doug Solomon on Social Impact Work at IDEO
IDEO’s Doug Solomon writes on tackling some of the world’s biggest problems by applying design thinking to social impact issues in “Innovation in Evaluation: an Introduction.”