Taking IDEO’s Design Thinking process to the world for social impact
Started in 2010, I co-founded OpenIDEO.com with Tom Hulme and Haiyan Zhang. We wanted to take the way that IDEO has innovated for 40 years and put it online for everyone to take part in making a dent in big systemic challenges like women’s health, sanitation, and climate change.
My role was to help grow the business, hire the team and evolve the way we managed challenges. I also helped secure a major partnership with DFID, the UK’s international development fund, now called Amplify. This was at the time the largest project IDEO had ever sold. It is now managed by IDEO.org. More here.
The site has won multiple awards including the prestigious Webby award, beating Twitter to the community category.
The community is now over 100,000 people from almost all the world’s countries. They have helped collectively to improve people’s lives, and even save them.
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