Things & Thoughts

Designing for Impact


Over the past decades design has evolved from making purely physical artefacts (industrial design), to creating interactions (interaction design), to proposing need-based solutions (human-centered design) and implementing thought-through services and experiences (service design/UX). While design has always been about creating impact and designing for people, we are still lacking tools and methodologies to ensure and track this impact. As design continues to expand its role on business, technology and society at large, its responsibilities and scope of questioning also becomes larger.

Crossing disciplinary boundaries, and re-defining itself, design needs to find ways to not just solve problems but to track and ensure long-term positive impact. 

This is an ongoing project - if you're interested in more details please feel free to get in touch.


Helen van Baal