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In this article for the Stanford Social Innovation Review, Tim Brown and Jocelyn Wyatt write about the history of design thinking and its more recent use in the social sector.

Download a PDF of "Design Thinking in Social Innovation," or read the article online at the Stanford Social Innovation Review.

Designers have traditionally focused on enhancing the look and functionality of products. Recently, they have begun using design tools to tackle more complex problems, such as finding ways to provide low-cost healthcare, throughout the world. Businesses were first to embrace this new approach — called design thinking — now nonprofits are beginning to adopt it too.

Tim Brown & Jocelyn Wyatt

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