Social Design Resources

The sections here are:

1) Helsinki Design Lab — Archival Site — 1 item, a repository
2) Current Active Centers, Projects, and Organizations — 20 items, various
3) IDEO and IDEO spinoffs — 5 items, various, including several repositories
4) Systemic Design — 5 items, various, including several repositories
5) Open Access Books — 9 items, downloadable books
6) DesignMatters Library — some Open Access items — 1 item, a repository
7) Open Access Articles — 30 items, all downloadable open access articles

Shared by Ken Friedman (Chair Professor of Design Innovation Studies | College of Design and Innovation | Tongji University | Shanghai, China

1) Helsinki Design Lab — Archival site

1.1 Helsinki Design Lab is now closed, but the site documents five years of outstanding work. The other sites represent active projects.

http://helsinkidesignlab.org <http://helsinkidesignlab.org/>

2) Current Active Centers and Projects

2.1 Sipus Design

http://www.sipusdesign.com <http://www.sipusdesign.com/>

2.2 UK Government Policy Lab

https://openpolicy.blog.gov.uk/category/policy-lab/ <https://openpolicy.blog.gov.uk/category/policy-lab/>

2.3 Public Policy Lab

http://publicpolicylab.org <http://publicpolicylab.org/>

2.4 UCSD Design Lab

https://designlab.ucsd.edu <https://designlab.ucsd.edu/>

2.5 Curry Stone Foundation

https://currystonefoundation.org <https://currystonefoundation.org/>

2.6 Social Design Pathways

http://www.socialdesignpathways.com <http://www.socialdesignpathways.com/>

2.7 MICA Research Center for Social Design

https://www.mica.edu/research/center-for-social-design/ <https://www.mica.edu/research/center-for-social-design/>

2.8 DesignMatters at Art Center College of Design

https://designmattersatartcenter.org <https://designmattersatartcenter.org/>

2.9 Shift Design

https://shiftdesign.org <https://shiftdesign.org/>

2.10 RI.SE

https://www.tii.se/projects/designing-social-innovation <https://www.tii.se/projects/designing-social-innovation>

2.11 Lucy Kimbell

http://www.lucykimbell.com/LucyKimbell/Home.html <http://www.lucykimbell.com/LucyKimbell/Home.html>

2.12 Social Design

http://www.plateforme-socialdesign.net/en <http://www.plateforme-socialdesign.net/en>

2.13 Design School Kolding Lab for Social Design

https://www.designskolenkolding.dk/en/lab-social-design <https://www.designskolenkolding.dk/en/lab-social-design>

2.14 Mötesplats Social Innovation

http://socialinnovation.se <http://socialinnovation.se/>

2.15 TU Delft Design for Values

http://designforvalues.tudelft.nl <http://designforvalues.tudelft.nl/>

2.16 TU Delft Design for Values — Social Design

http://designforvalues.tudelft.nl/projects/social-design/ <http://designforvalues.tudelft.nl/projects/social-design/>

2.17 DashMarshall

http://www.dashmarshall.com <http://www.dashmarshall.com/>

2.18 Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking

http://taylor.tulane.edu <http://taylor.tulane.edu/>

2.19 Creative Social Change

https://www.creativesocialchange.org <https://www.creativesocialchange.org/>

2.20 Snowcone & Haystack

http://snowcone.fi <http://snowcone.fi/>

3) IDEO and IDEO spinoffs

3.1 IDEO

https://www.ideo.com/eu <https://www.ideo.com/eu>

3.2 Design Thinking

https://designthinking.ideo.com <https://designthinking.ideo.com/>

3.3 Creative Difference

https://creativedifference.ideo.com/#/ <https://creativedifference.ideo.com/#/>

3.4 IDEO Org

https://www.ideo.org <https://www.ideo.org/>

3.5 OI Engine

https://www.oiengine.com <https://www.oiengine.com/>

4) Systemic Design

4.1 Systemic Design

https://systemic-design.net <https://systemic-design.net/>

4.2 Research in Systemic Design Proceedings (includes much work on social design), all open access

https://systemic-design.net/rsd-symposia/ <https://systemic-design.net/rsd-symposia/>

4.3 Proceedings and other systemic design publications, some open access

https://systemic-design.net/publications/ <https://systemic-design.net/publications/>

4.4 Systems Oriented Design at Oslo School of Architecture and Design. Much open access material.

http://www.systemsorienteddesign.net <http://www.systemsorienteddesign.net/>

4.5 Strategic Innovation Lab at OCAD University. Much open access material.

https://slab.ocadu.ca <https://slab.ocadu.ca/>

5) Open Access Books

5.1 Social Design of Technical Systems

https://www.interaction-design.org/literature/book/the-social-design-of-technical-systems-building-technologies-for-communities-2nd-edition <https://www.interaction-design.org/literature/book/the-social-design-of-technical-systems-building-technologies-for-communities-2nd-edition>

5.2 Social Design Methods Menu

http://www.lucykimbell.com/stuff/Fieldstudio_SocialDesignMethodsMenu.pdf <http://www.lucykimbell.com/stuff/Fieldstudio_SocialDesignMethodsMenu.pdf>

5.3 Ethnography Field Guide

http://helsinkidesignlab.org/pages/ethnography-fieldguide.html <http://helsinkidesignlab.org/pages/ethnography-fieldguide.html>

5.4 Legible Practices

http://helsinkidesignlab.org/pages/legible-practises.html <http://helsinkidesignlab.org/pages/legible-practises.html>

5.5 In Studio

http://helsinkidesignlab.org/pages/studio-book.html <http://helsinkidesignlab.org/pages/studio-book.html>

5.6 Creative Collaborations

http://helsinkidesignlab.org/pages/creative-collaborations.html <http://helsinkidesignlab.org/pages/creative-collaborations.html>

5.7 Case Studies

http://helsinkidesignlab.org/pages/case-studies.html <http://helsinkidesignlab.org/pages/case-studies.html>

5.8 Social Design Futures

https://mappingsocialdesign.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/social-design-report.pdf <https://mappingsocialdesign.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/social-design-report.pdf>

5.9 ABC i Design och Social Innovation

http://socialinnovation.se/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/MSI_ABC_A6_PDF.pdf <http://socialinnovation.se/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/MSI_ABC_A6_PDF.pdf>

6) DesignMatters Library — some Open Access items

6.1 DesignMatters Library

https://designmattersatartcenter.org/library/books-articles/ <https://designmattersatartcenter.org/library/books-articles/>

7) Open Access Articles

7.1 Introduction to Social Design

http://www.ijdesign.org/index.php/IJDesign/article/view/2622/723 <http://www.ijdesign.org/index.php/IJDesign/article/view/2622/723>

7.2 Utopian Molecular and Sociological Social Design

http://www.ijdesign.org/index.php/IJDesign/article/viewFile/2414/721 <http://www.ijdesign.org/index.php/IJDesign/article/viewFile/2414/721>

7.3 Imagination Lancaster

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sheji.2018.11.001 <https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sheji.2018.11.001>

7.4 Helen Hamlyn Center Royal College of Art

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sheji.2017.06.001 <https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sheji.2017.06.001>

7.5 The Simplification Centre

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sheji.2018.05.002 <https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sheji.2018.05.002>

7.6 Communication Research Institute of Australia

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sheji.2018.05.004 <https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sheji.2018.05.004>

7.7 How Design Education Can Use Generative Play to Innovate for Social Change

http://www.ijdesign.org/index.php/IJDesign/article/viewFile/2588/770 <http://www.ijdesign.org/index.php/IJDesign/article/viewFile/2588/770>

7.8 Social Design as a Creative Device in Developing Countries

http://www.ijdesign.org/index.php/IJDesign/article/viewFile/2407/747 <http://www.ijdesign.org/index.php/IJDesign/article/viewFile/2407/747>

7.9 The Goldilocks Conundrum: The ‘Just Right’ Conditions for Design to Achieve Impact in Public and Third Sector Projects

http://www.ijdesign.org/index.php/IJDesign/article/viewFile/2381/724 <http://www.ijdesign.org/index.php/IJDesign/article/viewFile/2381/724>

7.10 Service Design for Social Innovation through Participatory Action Research

http://www.ijdesign.org/index.php/IJDesign/article/viewFile/2456/717 <http://www.ijdesign.org/index.php/IJDesign/article/viewFile/2456/717>

7.11 Using Community Engagement to Drive Co-Creation in Rural China

http://www.ijdesign.org/index.php/IJDesign/article/viewFile/2458/722 <http://www.ijdesign.org/index.php/IJDesign/article/viewFile/2458/722>

7.12 Sharing Design Agency with Local Partners in Participatory Design

http://www.ijdesign.org/index.php/IJDesign/article/viewFile/2403/718 <http://www.ijdesign.org/index.php/IJDesign/article/viewFile/2403/718>

7.13 Publics Participation and the Making of Umeå Pantry

http://www.ijdesign.org/index.php/IJDesign/article/viewFile/2507/716 <http://www.ijdesign.org/index.php/IJDesign/article/viewFile/2507/716>

7.14 Designing for Social Interaction in Open-Ended Play Environments

http://www.ijdesign.org/index.php/IJDesign/article/viewFile/1754/669 <http://www.ijdesign.org/index.php/IJDesign/article/viewFile/1754/669>

7.15 How the Design of Socio-technical Experiments Can Enable Radical Changes for Sustainability

http://www.ijdesign.org/index.php/IJDesign/article/viewFile/1308/636 <http://www.ijdesign.org/index.php/IJDesign/article/viewFile/1308/636>

7.16 Designing for Social Configurations: Pattern Languages to Inform the Design of Ubiquitous Computing

http://www.ijdesign.org/index.php/IJDesign/article/viewFile/993/357 <http://www.ijdesign.org/index.php/IJDesign/article/viewFile/993/357>

7.17 Designing to Support Social Connectedness: The Case of SnowGlobe

http://www.ijdesign.org/index.php/IJDesign/article/viewFile/710/358 <http://www.ijdesign.org/index.php/IJDesign/article/viewFile/710/358>

7.18 Social Interaction Design in Cultural Context: A Case Study of a Traditional Social Activity

http://www.ijdesign.org/index.php/IJDesign/article/viewFile/341/154 <http://www.ijdesign.org/index.php/IJDesign/article/viewFile/341/154>

7.19 DesignX: Complex Sociotechnical Systems

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sheji.2016.01.002 <https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sheji.2016.01.002>

7.20 Problem Framing Expertise in Public and Social Innovation

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sheji.2019.01.003 <https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sheji.2019.01.003>

7.21 Design Research and Practice for the Public Good: A Reflection

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sheji.2018.02.005 <https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sheji.2018.02.005>

7.22 From Autonomous Systems to Sociotechnical Systems: Designing Effective Collaborations

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sheji.2016.09.001 <https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sheji.2016.09.001>

7.23 Value-Pluralism and the Collaboration Imperative in Sociotechnical Systems

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sheji.2016.12.001 <https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sheji.2016.12.001>

7.24 Distinguishing Between Control and Collaboration—and Communication and Conversation

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sheji.2016.12.002 <https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sheji.2016.12.002>

7.25 Collaboration and Sociotechnical Systems—A Question of Context and Framing

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sheji.2016.12.003 <https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sheji.2016.12.003>

7.26 From Designing to Enabling Effective Collaborations

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sheji.2016.12.004 <https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sheji.2016.12.004>

7.27 When You Come to a Fork in the Road Take It: The Future of Design

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sheji.2017.07.003 <https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sheji.2017.07.003>

7.28 Social Means Do Not Justify Corruptible Ends: A Realist Perspective of Social Innovation and Design

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sheji.2017.07.002 <https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sheji.2017.07.002>

7.29 Design Research at the Crossroads of Education and Practice

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sheji.2017.05.003 <https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sheji.2017.05.003>

7.30 Blindspots in Economics and Design: A Review of John Heskett’s Design and the Creation of Value

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sheji.2018.02.002 <https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sheji.2018.02.002>

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