Mijounga Chang MA Design Systems Thesis 2020

Risky Business: Designing for a Culture of Collaboration and Innovation in Philanthropy

Funders in the U.S. philanthropic sector have tremendous financial wealth,   resources and power to support social change. They are also mostly risk averse   and their preferred method is to work solo and stick to the standard. But how   might funders interrogate and reimagine risk for greater impact as a field? How   might we transform the mindset, culture, practices and systems for collaboration   and innovation in philanthropy so funders are more adaptive to better meet   both emergent challenges and root problems?    Through literature review, user interviews with funders, analogous research for   inspiration from the field of design, government and technology, and evaluative   research for testing, my research examines the role of collaboration, risk and   innovation (and their intrinsic connection) for funders and the philanthropic   sector working for social justice in the U.S. I propose a human-centered,   participatory-based design thinking approach to enable collaborative innovation   for solutions and impact for the long haul.   

Alicia Navarrette MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2015

Jake Mcintire MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2015

Jessica Stein MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2015

Jessica Riehl MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2015

Olivia Guethling CD MFA Practicum 2015

Crystal Rome MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2015

Emilie Skytta MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2014

Peter Tichnell MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2014

Jacob Richardson MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2014

Katie Mays CD MFA Practicum Spring 2013

Emma Conley CD MFA Practicum Spring 2013

Shannon Paine MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2015

Melody Rowell MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2015

Luke Zimmerman MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2016

Matthew McCasland MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2016

Asa Wright MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2016

Colin Cheong MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2016

Celina Coppetti Collaborative Design MFA Practicum 2017

Joel Newman Collaborative Design MFA Practicum 2017

Michelle Vorce Collaborative Design MFA Practicum 2017

Amanda Schurr Collaborative Design MFA Practicum 2017

Kailey Fry MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2015

Alicia DeMellier MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2018

Katherine Mitchell MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2018

Amelia Bauerly MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2019

Andrew Mears MA Design Systems Thesis 2019

Ophir El-Boher MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2019

Amber Marsh MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2019

Mijounga Chang MA Design Systems Thesis 2020

Emilie Jensen MFA Collaborative Design Thesis 2020

Audrey Lewis MFA Collaborative Design Thesis 2020

Leah Payne MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2020

Katie Scott MFA Collaborative Design Thesis 2020

SJ Bowden MFA Collaborative Design Thesis 2021

Samantha Caruthers-Knight MFA Collaborative Design Thesis 2021