Continuum have just completed their report on the recent Design for Social Impact Workshop hosted by the Rockefeller Foundation at their Bellagio Conference Center and have it available for download from their website. Here's the intro,
How can we unleash and leverage the power of the global design community on some of the world's most intractable problems? How can we increase the collaboration between the design industry and the the social sector? And do so in a systematic and sustainable way? The Rockefeller Foundation engaged Continuum to lead a conversation with some of the world's top designers to explore questions like these - questions with big implications for the industry as a whole. Call it Design for Social Impact.
Niti Bhan focuses on offering strategic insight for growth opportunities and revenue generation in the rapidly evolving interstitial space between design and business. Her 15 years of experience include employers such McCann Erickson Worldwide, Hewlett Packard India, The Second City and most recently, the Institute of Design. She is an engineer and an MBA whose most significant achievement in the field of design has been dropping out of two graduate design programs on two continents in two centuries - the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad and the Institute of Design, Chicago. Her areas of interest are business intelligence and trends, business strategy as well as creating a compelling user case for design as force for increasing value.