At IDEO.org, our goal is to improve lives through design. Which means that we are designing for impact, building partnerships with organizations that know how to bring innovative solutions to life, and continuing to evolve the products, services, and experiences we design even after they’re out in the world. Every solution starts small, and at the moment, many of ours are. But we’re eternal optimists, and we’re tracking our solutions as they continue on their steady trajectory of improved lives, stronger communities, and brighter futures.
There’s no standard roadmap for how a mission-driven design organization like IDEO.org tracks and understands its impact on the world. So, true to form, we’re designing one. Here’s what we’ve learned so far.