The Measured Summit: Measuring the Impact of Social Design on Human Health

The Measured Summit: Measuring the Impact of Social Design on Human Health

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Friday, November 18, 2016 - 10:30am


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November 18, 2016 /3BL Media/  -

Does human centered design lead to better health outcomes? Does it make patients smarter and more informed? Can it make health care companies more innovative and successful? Can it improve delivery of products and services? Come find out.

The Measured Summit: Measuring the Impact of Social Design on Human Health

The Measured Symposium will bring together leaders and practitioners from business, the social sector, foundations, technology and design to investigate the needs and establish the practice of monitoring and evaluating how design contributes to social impact initiatives. This annual conference will provide a venue and ongoing platform for shared, actionable learning that can quantify and grow how design contributes to a healthy, equitable and just life on earth.

A key outcome is to create content that can be disseminated to funders, NGOs, corporations and practitioners around the world. Content from the summit, including case histories and interviews of all speakers and relevant attendees will be video-recorded and used to create a robust website, online journal, printed book and downloadable case histories.

Environmentalist, entrepreneur and author Paul Hawken called social innovation “the largest movement on earth.” In small grass roots organizations, and from within multinational institutions, people are working together to innovate solutions to poverty, broken food systems, justice, environmental issues and healthcare. Increasingly, design methodologies are being applied as a way to make innovation more effective, sustainable and just. Organizations as diverse as the Gates Foundation, DFID, IBM and the U.S. Government are investigating the design-process as the way to create transformational and lasting change.

Significant funding has been devoted to social innovation design – yet few resources have been devoted to monitoring and evaluating these initiatives. For social design to reach its full potential, a better understanding of conditions for success, strategies, tactics, and tools for quantitative and qualitative impact assessment are needed.

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