Social Design

Social Design is the process of design that examines social impacts of a product or service in its whole lifecycle.

Below you will find Knoend’s list of social design considerations and strategies – though there is often overlap, all of them have separate definitions and one application does not automatically equate another.

This is an evolving list and we welcome any feedback in updating/maintaining the list.

Human Needs
Charitable Cause
Healthy Lifestyles
Universal Design
Economic Impact
Economic Empowerment
Fair Trade
Infrastructure + Communities
Mobility + Transport
Charitable Cause

charitable cause

Projects for charitable cause are initiated with a philanthropic objective.

Examples: TOM’s ONE for ONE
Knoend Projects: Two Two

Healthy Lifestyles

healthy lifestyles

Projects that encourage nourishment of mind, body, and soul promote healthy lifestyles and communities.

Examples: Let’s Move Initiative
Knoend Projects: Bean Rockers

Universal Design

universal design

Universal Design considers the needs of all people, regardless of age or disabilities. It is a design approach that seeks to create environments, objects, and systems that can be used by as many people as possible.

Examples: OXO Tools
Knoend Projects: Bean Rockers

 
Economic Empowerment

economic empowerment

Projects that are designed for economic empowerment seek to help people raise their incomes and standards of living.

Examples: Kiva Microlending Foundation
Knoend Projects:

Fair Trade

fair trade

Fair Trade is a trading partnership that provides livable wages and equitable trading rights and conditions to marginalized producers and workers.

Examples: Unseen Products
Knoend Projects: