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Leap Dialogues: Career Pathways in Design For Social Innovation

LEAP Dialogues is a first of its kind book that explores the new career pathways in social innovation for designers, with contributions from 84 thought-leaders from across disciplines and sectors.

 

Lead Editor – Mariana Amatullo

Editorial Team Members – Liz Danzico and Andrew Shea

Managing Editor – Jennifer May


Design Strategy for Social Innovation Toolkit

This dynamic Toolkit engages undergraduate students from a range of disciplines in hands-on exercises in design thinking for social impact. Originally created by ArtCenter College of Design Associate Professors Penny Herscovitch & Dan Gottlieb for their award-winning Safe Agua educational initiative, they collaboratively adapted methodologies for the University of Southern California and other entrepreneurial educational programs. The Toolkit supports educators applying design principles within their courses and frames a term-long process of design education for social impact. Exercises help guide interdisciplinary student teams through the process of conducting field research; identifying key opportunities; co-creating with communities and partner organizations; and prototyping innovative products, systems, and social enterprises to address challenges facing local and global underserved communities.

Creation: Penny Herscovitch & Dan Gottlieb (Associate Professors, ArtCenter College of Design / Co-Founders, Padlab)

Development: Stella Hernandez (Instructor, ArtCenter College of Design and University of Southern California)

Adaptation: Abby Fifer Mandell (Executive Director, Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab and Visiting Professor of Entrepreneurship, Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, USC Marshall School of Business)

 

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Unleashing the Girl Effect

A volume documenting the challenge to design accessible, affordable, life-improving tools for girls in diverse cultures the world over.

Designed by Adriana Crespo

Published by Designmatters

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Connective Tissue: Arthritis Foundation Book

“Connective Tissue” documents a collaboration with the Arthritis Foundation to create a multimedia campaign and contemporized brand strategy.

Designed by Sean Adams

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Designing Here/Now: A Global Selection of Object, Concepts and Spaces for the Future

The Safe Agua Initiative is featured in this publication showcasing top designs from the Core 77 Awards.


Design for Policy

Mariana Amatullo contributes to this publication that charts the emergence of collaborative design approaches to innovation in public policy.

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Safe Agua Colombia

This book documents the third iteration—in Altos del Pino, Bogotá—of the award-winning Safe Agua project addressing water poverty.

Designed by Adriana Crespo

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Educational Technology for the Global Village: Worldwide Innovation and Best Practices

Designmatters leadership contributes a Safe Agua case study to this volume on worldwide innovation and best practices.


The Uncool Process Book

The Uncool Process Book follows the 2011 Uncool Project through two phases, which culminated in the development of the LAUSD “Where’s Daryl?” Educational Program.

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Where's Daryl? Teacher's Guide

The “Where’s Daryl?” Teachers Guide is one of the outcomes of the Nathan Cummings Foundation funded Uncool Project.  The teacher’s guide was created to contain everything a teacher needs in order to spark critical thinking and discussion about the real negative impact guns can have on the lives and goals of young people.

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The UNCOOL Book Project

The UNCOOL Book project is one of many creative outcomes of Uncool: The Anti-Gun Violence Project. Students from Art Center’s Illustration Department developed four children’s books as a viable vehicle for anti-gun messages:

Mark and the Jelly Bean Monster by Ariel Lee

My Imagination Book by Juan Marco

Zoarmax 133′s Big Question by Kin Lok

Amos’ New Life by Vivian Shih

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Aquarium of the Pacific: Coastal Resiliency Brochure

A brochure developed in a Graphic Design studio, Project Coastal Crisis, focusing on public education and action strategies to address rising sea levels.

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Teen Art Park

The Teen Art Park Book, chronicles the two-term Environmental Design-led class, in which students addressed the day-to-day challenges and aspirations of greater Pasadena’s at-risk teenagers by designing an art park to foster safe, artistic expression.

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The Safe Agua Book

This book captures a groundbreaking collaboration with the Chilean-based NGO, Un Techo Para Mi Pais, focusing on water innovation solutions for slum dwellers in Chile.

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Es Tiempo Book

This book documents the processes and outcomes of a multifaceted cervical cancer prevention campaign for Latinas in Los Angeles.

Designed by Maria Moon

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The L.A. Earthquake Sourcebook

A comprehensive companion piece published in conjunction with The Great Southern California ShakeOut.

Designed by Stefan Sagmeister

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Images Speak

A chronicle of the Mpala Integrated Health Mobile Clinic for Remote Communities in Kenya project.

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From Hi-Fi to Lo-Fi

This book documents a project to explore digital story-sharing in the developing world, with field projects in the Philippines and the Caribbean.

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Nyumbani Village Concept Cards

The Nyumbani Village Concept Cards were developed to document research, findings and outcomes of the Nyumbani Village: Kenya project.

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The Driven Environment in 2015

This book documents concepts in enhanced mobility design as developed in the Johnson Controls-sponsored “Driven Environment in 2015” studio.

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Stigma

This book presents the outcomes of an emotional studio addressing the stigma often associated with differences stemming from mental health, and other, issues.

A collaboration between The Agency @ Art Center and The Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

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