Design for Humanity wants to co-create value for humanity by finding practical and sustainable outside-the-box solutions for complex social issues.

We facilitate and accelerate the realization of user centred products, methods and services in collaboration with young designers and creatives.

Design for Humanity works according to a year cycle. During the Dutch Design Week in October, we organize a well prepared ideation session with a large group of young designers, focussing on a different social issue every year. This “Social Innovation Challenge” is the start of the realization and implementation of innovative new ideas, in close collaboration with users, (non) governmental organizations, universities and entrepreneurs.

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CONNECTED GENERATIONS

Are you in your twenties and living in Europe? There is a significant chance you are going to reach the age of 100 years! But the social consequences of getting older are not that fun.

Older people – and if you are above 50 you are considered old by current society’s standards – are getting more and more disconnected from their social surroundings. Access to the job market becomes increasingly difficult, the technology gap between generations deepens and your physical mobility declines.

Design for Humanity wants to find new, innovative answers to prevent and solve loneliness among our elderly. Therefore, the theme for 2016-2017 is Connected Generations. In cooperation with our partners, we organized the Social Innovation Challenge 2016, resulting in > 120 ideas and/or concepts that are all unique and valuable in its kind. At the moment, this ideas are further developed into (graduation) projects.

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