Impact Design 

From urbanization and climate change, to displacement and equity, the biggest problems of the twenty-first century are attracting design professionals with a desire to leverage their skills to create meaningful solutions. Impact Design is an emerging reserach area  focused on the understanding of design and design processes to impact impact at levels across a range of scales and disciplines. The concentration in Impact Design is centered about defining and evaluating impact from a perspectives related to the environment, education, economy, society, and individual health and happiness. Through a strategic network of partnerships the CDR engages in study related to development; evaluation methodologies; research methods; stakeholder engagement; policy and planning; non-profit management; design thinking; and strategies for engaging the design process to develop innovative- scalable solutions toward a better world.

For more information please contact Dr. Nathan King.

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