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.