Stanford Social Innovation Review : Informing and inspiring leaders of social change

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Technology & Design

 

Innovations in technology and design that serve the world

 
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When the “Doves” Fly

Increasing numbers of businesses are adopting a social mission as an integral part of their work.

 
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Substance Over Style

An international design award based in Denmark celebrates products and projects that aim “to improve life.”

 
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Get Rid of the Grid?

An emerging business model that aims to reduce energy poverty holds real promise. But it needs a jump-start.

 
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Design for Cleaner Living

A team of social innovators is devising ways to put urban India on track to a tidier future.

 

Learning with Big Data: The Future of Education

Learning with Big Data: The Future of Education offers real-world examples of how educators are using data to improve learning.

 

Government by Toolkit

The first chief technology officer of the United States offers a vision for remaking public services.

Reviewed By Sonal Shah | Summer 2014
 

Big Data for Social Innovation

Nonprofits lag behind business and science in using big data effectively.

 

Pop-Up Housing

In London, the YMCA is combining prefab construction with stylish design to create a new kind of affordable home.

 

Putting Bullies in Their Place

A Web-based initiative uses analysis of social media chatter to locate hotspots of antisocial behavior.

 

A Messy Solution to Messy Problems

An emerging method for enabling innovation focuses not on plans or projects, but on broad social challenges.

Reviewed By Lucy Bernholz | Summer 2014