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A SOCIAL IMPACT DESIGN FIRM

We help governments, businesses, non-profits, and educators innovate and solve problems through human-centered design.

Our consulting services, educational design workshops, and products are aimed at creating a lasting positive impact on society and helping others do the same.

 

HERE'S WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE IN ACTION

What Is Human-Centered Design?

Social problems are complex. They cannot be solved overnight. That’s why we believe that meaningful design occurs out of co-creation, working together to find the solution rather than a top-down approach. Our process enables the end-users to be a part of the brainstorm, iteration, and experimentation that goes into building a new model, product, or service.

 


OUR LATEST BLOG POSTS AND NEWS

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Criminal Justice Reform

For the last 5 months, DC Design has been working with Santa Clara County to redesign aspects of their criminal justice system, applying our human centered design approach to reduce jail recidivism rates.

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Our 2017 Impact Report

Last year we worked on criminal justice, helped redesign emergency departments, addressed education systems, and ran our award-winning program for high school students, Design the Future. Click below for the full report.

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Redesign Emergency Units

DC Design led a workshop in Austin, bringing together architects and clinicians to redesign emergency departments at hospitals. Surprisingly, these two parties have never come together before.


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DESIGN THE FUTURE

AWARD-WINNING STEM PROGRAM

HONORED BY US 2020 

"Most Innovative Hands On Project" 

Open to rising 10-12th graders
YOUR CHANCE TO CHANGE THE WORLD

BIG NEWS!

We are launching Design the Future Online
Click here to be notified when the class is available