At IDEO.org, we design products, services, and experiences to improve the lives of people in poor and vulnerable communities. We practice human-centered design, a creative approach to problem solving that starts with people and arrives at new solutions tailored to meet their lives. We've organized our work into four main programs, areas of deep focus that each offer a unique opportunity for design to improve lives at scale.
Over the past five years, we’ve thought a lot about what it means for a mission-driven design organization to make a dent in global poverty. We create impact in the world through the solutions we create, the problem solvers we fuel, and by telling stories of human-centered design in action.